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Sunday July 4th, 2010

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Windsor Spitfires Head Coach Bob Boughner (centre) sighs in relief after the team won the 2009 J. Ross Robertson Cup

Windsor Spitfires’ Head Coach Bob Boughner may be the latest Spitfire to move to the National Hockey League.

Puck-Rackers Blog, a column in the Columbus Dispatch newspaper, reported Sunday night that Boughner will be joining the Columbus Blue Jackets NHL franchise as an Assistant Coach.

Boughner spent ten seasons in the NHL as a defenseman for The Pittsburgh Penguins, the Buffalo Sabres, the Calgary Flames, Nashville Predators, Colorado Avalance and the Carolina Hurricanes before joining business partners Warren Rychel and Pete Dobrich at the Windsor Spitfires organization.

He coached the Spits to back-to-back OHL titles in 2009 and 2010 and twin Memorial Cup wins during both of those seasons.

The Columbus Blue Jackets, based in Columbus Ohio, are expected to make an announcement about Boughner’s new position tomorrow according to Puck-Rakers Blog.

[via Puck-Rakers Blog]

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