Cameron & Reeds officially hired as assistants

Looks like Dave was right… the Senators have officially announced that Dave Cameron and Mark Reeds have been hired as Paul MacLean’s assistants.

The rest of the coaching staff remains in place from last season:

Luke Richardson remains on board as a part-time assistant, while Rick Wamsley returns   for a second season as the organization’s goaltending coach. Video coach Tim Pattyson and conditioning coach Chris Schwarz round out the Ottawa staff.

The Senators article describes Cameron as follows:

The 52-year-old Cameron took over a struggling Majors franchise four years ago and built it into an OHL powerhouse that posted a league-leading 53-13-2 record in 2010-11 and rolled through the playoffs until falling to the Attack in a dramatic seven-game final. The Majors also played host to the Memorial Cup and reached the championship game before falling to the No. 1-ranked Saint John Sea Dogs.

Cameron has extensive international coaching experience as well. He was head coach for Team Canada’s silver-medal winning entry at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, and was an assistant on the staff of the Canadian team that mined gold at the 2009 world juniors in Ottawa.

The native of Kinkora, P.E.I., directed Canada to a gold medal at the 2004 Under-18 Junior World Cup. Cameron also previously served as head coach of the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators for three seasons.

Reeds, whose bio comes after Cameron’s in the article (WHAT’S THAT ABOUT?!), is described as follows:

Reeds, 51, was named the OHL’s coach of the year after guiding the Attack to the top mark in the Western Conference (46-17-5) and the playoff crown in his fourth season behind the Owen Sound bench. The Attack were eliminated in the Memorial Cup tiebreaker game by the Kootenay Ice.

Previously, the Toronto native spent 11 seasons as a bench boss in the minor pro ranks with the ECHL’s Peoria Rivermen and the United Hockey League’s Missouri River Otters and Kalamazoo Wings. He was a three-time UHL coach of the year including 2005-06, when the Wings won the Colonial Cup as playoff champions.

Citizen article HERE and the Sun article HERE.

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