Craig Hartsburg (Bing Images)
The Calgary Flames now have someone to work alongside head coach Brent Sutter.
On Monday, the Flames announced the hiring of Craig Hartsburg as their associate coach. Hartsburg played with Sutter at the 1987 Canada Cup where Canada beat Russia in Hamilton.
Hartsburg was also Sutter’s assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championships where Canada beat Russia 5-0 in the gold medal game in Vancouver. Sutter was also a player for the Chicago Blackhawks from 1995-98 while Hartsburg was the head coach.
Hartsburg, has also spent time as the head coach of the Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators in his coaching career in the National Hockey League. He has also spent time as an assistant with the Minnesota North Stars and Philadelphia Flyers.
For the past two years, Hartsburg has been the head coach of the Everett Silvertips in the Western Hockey League, composing a record of 74-54-16. He has also coached the Guelph Storm and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the Ontario Hockey League as well.