List Of Columbus Blue Jackets Head Coaches
The Columbus Blue Jackets are an American professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio. They play in the Central Division of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL). The team joined the NHL in 2000 as an expansion team. The Blue Jackets have played their home games at the Nationwide Arena since their inaugural season. The franchise is owned by John P. McConnell, Scott Howson is their general manager, and Rick Nash is the team captain.
There have been eight head coaches for the Blue Jackets franchise. The team's first head coach was Dave King, who coached for three seasons. Ken Hitchcock is the franchise's all-time leader for the most regular-season games coached (284), the most regular-season game wins (125), the most regular-season points (286), and the franchise's all-time leader for the highest regular-season winning percentage (.490). Gerard Gallant and Gary Agnew have spent their entire NHL head coaching careers with the Blue Jackets. Scott Arniel was the head coach of the Blue Jackets from 2010 through 2012. Todd Richards was named interim head coach on January 9, 2012.
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