Crawford named Senators interim head coach

Marc Crawford, seen here in a September 2017 Children's Treatment Center event, has been named the interim head coach of the Ottawa Senators. Crawford was in his third season as assistant coach with the Ottawa team. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

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.

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