Jeff Blashill is an American professional ice hockey coach. He is the current head coach for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. Blashill previously served as the head coach for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League, an assistant coach for the Red Wings, the head coach of the Western Michigan University ice hockey team, the head coach and general manager of the Indiana Ice and the assistant hockey coach at both Ferris State University and Miami University.
|Born:||December 10, 1973, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Ice hockey coach, player|
About Jeff Blashill
NHL coach who was named as the successor to Mike Babcock as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings in 2015. He previously served as head coach of the Red Wings' AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids from 2012 to 2015, leading the team to a Calder Cup Championship in 2013.
Jeff Blashill Before Fame
He played goaltender for the USHL's Des Moines Buccaneers from 1991 to 1994, then went on to play four years of college hockey with Ferris State University. He was Ferris State's Rookie of the Year in 1994 and in 1997, he was a CCHA All-Academic team selection.
Achievement of Jeff Blashill
He coached the Western Michigan hockey team during the 2010-11 season, then spent the 2011-12 season as an assistant to Mike Babcock on the Red Wings.
Jeff Blashill Family Life
He married Erica Blashill and he has three children named Teddy, Josie and Owen. His brother Tim also played college hockey and became a coach on both the high school and college level.
Associations of Jeff Blashill
He began coaching star winger Henrik Zetterberg on the Red Wings in 2015.
Information related to Jeff Blashill
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- Grand Rapids Griffins coaches
- Detroit Red Wings coaches
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