Jeff Blashill to return as Red Wings head coach

April 10, 2018 GMT

Detroit — Jeff Blashill is returning for a fourth season as the Red Wings’ head coach.

General manager Ken Holland announced the decision to bring back Blashill during Tuesday’s locker room clean-out day.

Blashill, 44, coached the Red Wings into the playoffs his first season as head coach, but the team has missed the playoffs the last two years after 25 consecutive trips into the playoffs.

Blashill has a 104-105-37 record in three seasons with the Red Wings.

Blashill has been named head coach of Team USA at the world championships for a second consecutive year next month in Denmark.