Red Wings Bring on Houda as Assistant Coach
It is his third different stint with the Red Wings, two as a player (late 80s player, and 3 games in the 1998-99 season). Houda appeared in 172 regular season games with Detroit.
Houda spent the last 10 years behind the Boston Bruins bench before being let go earlier this offseason.
Houda was also a Red Wings draft pick, a 2nd round selection in the 1984 Entry Draft.
Houda's hiring come son the heels of a massive overhaul on the Red Wings bench. Though Blashill is returning, the longtime goalie coach Jim Bedard is no longer with the team. First year assistant Pat Ferschweiler who was responsible for the power play will be working from the press box, and Tony Granato is gone after being hired at his alma mater, Wisconsin.