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Jeff Blashill

Born:December 10, 1973Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USAPosition:Goalie
Known For:Catches:Left
National Team:USA

Jeff Blashill (born December 10, 1973) is an American professional ice hockey coach currently working as an assistant with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was most recently the head coach for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Blashill previously served as the head coach for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL), 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.

Years as a NHL coach: 2015-2022

Jeff Blashill Detroit Red Wings
Jeff Blashill, Detroit Red Wings (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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Coaching History

  • 1998-02 Ferris State University NCAA Asst. Coach
  • 2002-08 Miami University (Ohio) NCAA Asst. Coach
  • 2006-07 USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup Asst. Coach
  • 2008-10 Indiana Ice USHL General Manager/Head Coach
  • 2008-09 USA U20 World Junior Championships Asst. Coach
  • 2009-10 USA U19 World Junior A Challenge Asst. Coach
  • 2010-11 Western Michigan University NCAA Head Coach
  • 2011-12 Detroit Red Wings Asst. Coach
  • 2012-15 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL Head Coach
  • 2016-19 USA World Championships Head Coach
  • 2015-2022 Detroit Red Wings Head Coach


  • USHL Clark Cup Champion 2008-09, Indiana Ice
  • AHL Calder Cup Champion 2012-13, Grand Rapids Griffins
  • AHL Coach of the Year (Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award) 2013-14
  • World Championship Bronze Medal 2017-18