The Ottawa Senators have hired Toronto Maple Leaf assistant coach D.J. Smith as their new head coach
Smith was brought into the Leafs organization by coach Mike Babcock in 2015.
Smith led the OHL’s Oshawa Generals to the 2015 Memorial Cup and was an assistant coach in his hometown of Windsor when the Spitfires won back-to-back national championships in 2009 and 2010.
He played 45 NHL games between 1996 and 2003 with Toronto and Colorado.
In a statement, Sens GM Pierre Dorion said . “D.J. Smith is a winner”. Dorion said he believes he is the best person to drive the development and success of the Ottawa Senators.
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