Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards was named to the 2014 Team USA coaching staff.
The Blue Jackets announced in a news release Tuesday that Richards will be one of three assistant coaches for Team USA at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Richards, Peter Laviolette of the Philadelphia Flyers, and Tony Granato of the Pittsburgh Penguins will serve under Pittsburgh’s Dan Bylsma on the 2014 Team USA team.
Richards also served as an assistant coach in 2010 for Team USA at the IIHF World Championships.
He has led the Blue Jackets to a 42-38-9 record in 99 games as head coach.
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