He led Grand Rapids to the AHL's Calder Cup title a year ago. Several players from that team have helped the Red Wings clinch a playoff appearance in an injury-ravaged season this year.
In 2009, Blashill led the Ice to the USHL's Clark Cup title in his rookie year as a USHL coach. He coached the Ice for two seasons before leaving in 2010 for Western Michigan University. He coached seven NHL draft picks and current Boston Bruins mainstay Torey Krug in two years with the Ice. There, he took the Broncos to an NCAA tournament appearance in one season, and joined the Red Wings' staff the following year.
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You'll have to scroll down a bit to catch it, but Torey Krug's 40-point season with the Bruins nets him a pretty healthy $425K bonus.