OTTAWA – Cornwall resident Marc Crawford has been named interim head coach of the Ottawa Senators.
The move comes after the club fired Guy Boucher today (March 1) after the last-place NHL team lost its sixth game in a row – the latest upset to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
Crawford will be interim head coach until the end of the year, at which point the team will search for a full-time head coach once the season is done.
The 58-year-old was in his third season as the Sens assistant coach before today’s promotion. He is a Belleville, Ont. native but has close ties and a history in the Seaway City.
He was part of the Cornwall Royals in the 1980s and met his wife, Helene Campeau, in Cornwall.