List of Atlanta Thrashers head coaches

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The Thrashers played their home games at the Philips Arena since their inaugural season.

The Atlanta Thrashers were an American professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia. They played in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL) for its entire history. They moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2011 and became the 2nd Incarnation of the Winnipeg Jets.[1] The team joined the NHL in 1999 as an expansion team. The Thrashers played their home games at the Philips Arena since their inaugural season.[2] The Thrashers were owned by Atlanta Spirit, LLC, and Rick Dudley was their general manager.[3]

There were five Thrashers head coaches during their existence. The team's first head coach was Curt Fraser, who coached for three seasons. Bob Hartley is the franchise's all-time leader for the most regular-season games coached (291), the most regular-season game wins (136), the most regular-season points (309), and the only Thrashers head coach to coach any post-season games (4). All of the Thrashers head coaches except for Hartley have spent their entire NHL head coaching careers with the Thrashers. John Anderson was the head coach of the Thrashers from 2008 to 2010.[4] Craig Ramsay was the last the head coach of the Thrashers.[5]

Key[edit]

# Number of coaches[a]
GC Games coached
W Wins = 2 points
L Losses = 0 points
T Ties = 1 point
OT Overtime/shootout losses = 1 point[b]
PTS Points
Win% Winning percentage
* Spent entire NHL head coaching career with the Thrashers

Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2010–11 season.

# Name Term[c] Regular season Playoffs Achievements Reference
GC W L T/OT PTS Win% GC W L Win%
1 Curt Fraser* 19992002 279 64 169 46 174 .312 [6]
2 Don Waddell* 2002–2003 10 4 5 1 9 .450 [7]
3 Bob Hartley 20032007 291 136 118 37 309 .531 4 0 4 .000 [8]
Don Waddell* 2007–2008 76 34 34 8 76 .500 [7]
4 John Anderson* 20082010 164 70 75 19 159 .482 [9]
5 Craig Ramsay 2010–2011 82 34 36 12 80 .488 [10]

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of coaches of the Thrashers. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  • b Before the 2005–06 season, the NHL instituted a penalty shootout for regular season games that remained tied after a five-minute overtime period, which prevented ties.[11]
  • c Each year is linked to an article about that particular NHL season.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Teams". NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  2. ^ "Thrashers Franchise Timeline". Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  3. ^ "Front Office / Staff Listing". Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  4. ^ "Atlanta Thrashers Coach Register". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  5. ^ http://thrashers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=532663&cmpid=rss-News in English
  6. ^ "Curt Fraser Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  7. ^ a b "Don Waddell Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  8. ^ "Bob Hartley Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  9. ^ "John Anderson Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  10. ^ "Craig Ramsay Coaching Record". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  11. ^ "Official Rules" (PDF). NHL.com. Lincoln Hockey and the National Hockey League. Retrieved 2008-12-28.