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Craig Hartsburg
Craighartsburg
Position Defenceman
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams Birmingham Bulls
Minnesota North Stars
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born June 29 1959 (1959-06-29) (age 57),
Stratford, Ontario, Canada
NHL Draft 6th overall, 1979
Minnesota North Stars
Pro Career 19781989


Craig William Hartsburg (born June 29, 1959 in Stratford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional player and former head coach in the National Hockey League. He has previously been an NHL head coach with the Chicago Blackhawks, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Ottawa Senators. He played defence for ten seasons with the Minnesota North Stars of the NHL from 1979 until 1989.

Playing careerEdit

Hartsburg played three seasons of junior hockey for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, where he was a teammate of Wayne Gretzky's during the 1977–78 season. In Hartsburg's last two seasons with the Greyhounds, he averaged over a point per game. In 1977–78, Hartsburg represented Canada at the World Junior Championships, scoring five points in six games.

Hartsburg skipped his fourth and final junior season, deciding instead to turn pro with the Birmingham Bulls of the WHA in June 1978, as an underage free agent. Hartsburg amassed nine goals and 40 assists in his rookie professional season. With the collapse of the financially troubled WHA in 1979, Hartsburg was drafted 6th overall by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft.

Hartsburg played 570 NHL games, over 10 seasons. He scored 98 goals and 315 assists, for 413 points. In 1981–82, his best offensive season, Hartsburg recorded 17 goals and 60 assists for 77 points, with a +11 plus-minus rating. Internationally, he represented Canada at the 1981 and 1987 Canada Cups. At the 1987 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships he was named the tournament's top defenseman. He played in the NHL All-Star game in 1980, 1982, and 1983.

Coaching careerEdit

After he retired as a player, Hartsburg immediately accepted an assistant coaching position with the North Stars for the 1989–90 season. He then became an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Flyers from 1990 to 1994. Longing for a head coaching position and in need of experience, he then accepted the head coaching position with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) for the 1994–95 season, before returning to the NHL as the head coach from 1995 to 1998 of the Chicago Blackhawks, ironically, one of the most bitter rivals of his longtime team in Minnesota. In 1998, he was named head coach of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for the better part of three seasons before being replaced midseason in 2000–01.

He returned to coach junior hockey with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL for one season, before returning to the Flyers as an assistant for two seasons. In 2004, he returned to the Greyhounds and served as the head coach until 2008. He also served as coach for the Canadian World Junior Team. He received a gold medal in the 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, when Team Canada beat Russia 4-2. He was also the coach for Team Canada in the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships when Canada again won gold by beating Sweden 3-2 in overtime.

On Friday, June 13, 2008, he signed a three-year contract and was named head coach of the Ottawa Senators, replacing general manager Bryan Murray who had assumed interim coaching duties when John Paddock was fired on February 27, 2008. On February 1, 2009, Hartsburg was fired by the Senators following a disappointing 17-24-7 start to the 2008–09 season.


Career statistics Edit

Playing career Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1975–76 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OMJHL 64 9 19 28 65 12 1 0 1 16
1976–77 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OMJHL 61 29 64 93 142 9 0 11 11 27
1977–78 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OMJHL 36 15 42 57 101 13 4 8 12 24
1978–79 Birmingham Bulls WHA 77 9 40 49 73 - - - - -
1979–80 Minnesota North Stars NHL 79 14 30 44 81 15 3 1 4 17
1980–81 Minnesota North Stars NHL 74 13 30 43 124 19 3 12 15 16
1981–82 Minnesota North Stars NHL 76 17 60 77 117 4 1 2 3 14
1982–83 Minnesota North Stars NHL 78 12 50 62 109 9 3 8 11 7
1983–84 Minnesota North Stars NHL 26 7 7 14 37 - - - - -
1984–85 Minnesota North Stars NHL 32 7 11 18 54 9 5 3 8 14
1985–86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 75 10 47 57 127 5 0 1 1 2
1986–87 Minnesota North Stars NHL 73 11 50 61 93 - - - - -
1987–88 Minnesota North Stars NHL 27 3 16 19 29 - - - - -
1988–89 Minnesota North Stars NHL 30 4 14 18 47 - - - - -
OHA totals 161 53 125 178 308 34 5 19 24 67
WHA totals 77 9 40 49 73 - - - - -
NHL totals 570 98 315 413 818 61 15 27 42 70

Coaching record Edit

NHLEdit

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
CHI1995–96 82402814-942nd in CentralLost in Second Round
CHI1996–97 82343513-815th in CentralLost in First Round
CHI1997–98 82303913-735th in CentralMissed Playoffs
ANA1998–99 82353413-833rd in PacificLost in First Round
ANA1999–00 823433123835th in PacificMissed Playoffs
ANA2000–01 33111543(66)5th in Pacific(Fired)
OTT2008–09 481724-7415th in Northeast(Fired)
Total 4912012086913


Minor LeaguesEdit

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
GUE1994–95 6647145-991st in CentralLost in OHL Finals
SOO2001–02 683820100862nd in WestLost in First Round
SOO2004–05 59311981(76)1st in WestLost in First Round
SOO2005–06 682931-8664th in WestLost in First Round
SOO2006–07 683723-8823rd in WestLost in Second Round
SOO2007–08 684418-6941st in WestLost in Third Round


External linksEdit

Craig Hartsburg's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database


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