Ottawa Sens hire Leafs assistant D.J. Smith as new head coach
D.J. Smith (left) and Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion are seen on May 23, 2019. (Ottawa Senators/Twitter)
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:16AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:17AM EDT
OTTAWA -- Former Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach D.J. Smith is the new head coach of the Ottawa Senators.
The Senators announced the hiring today. Smith replaces interim head coach Marc Crawford, who also interviewed for the position.
Guy Boucher was fired as Senators head coach last season.
Smith, 42, spent the past four seasons as an assistant on Mike Babcock's staff in Toronto.