After a unique first season in the OHL, to say the least, behind the bench of the Flint Firebirds, John Gruden is now the new bench boss of the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Gruden was twice fired by former Flint GM Rolf Nilsen, who has since been suspended by the OHL.
Before his eventful season in Flint, Gruden was an Assistant Coach with the United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP) for four years. The Virginia, Minnesota native began his coaching career as a high school hockey coach in Michigan and spent five years with the Little Caesars and HoneyBaked hockey clubs.
Gruden played 10 years of pro hockey, including 92 games in the NHL with Boston, Ottawa and Washington.