This one hurts.
Brad Shaw, who spent the last five years as an assistant coach with the Blue Jackets, will not return to the club next season, per an announcement from the club on Thursday afternoon.
NEWS: Blue Jackets announce Brad Shaw, who has spent the past five seasons as an assistant coach, will not return in 2021-22. He joined the #CBJ in 2016 after spending 10 years as an assistant coach with St. Louis. No other coaching staff decisions have been made at this time.— CBJ Public Relations (@BlueJacketsPR) May 13, 2021
Surprisingly, Shaw will not be a candidate for the Blue Jackets' head coaching position, despite doing an excellent job with the Blue Jackets' defensive corps.. The other Blue Jackets assistant coach, Brad Larsen, is a candidate for the position and will receive an interview.
For the last few years, Shaw has been rumored as a candidate for various NHL head coaching gigs. With the Coyotes, Rangers, Sabres, and Devils all looking for their next coach, he'll have the opportunity to get what he deserves after 15 years as an assistant.
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