Detroit speaking to ex-Ottawa coach Dave Cameron

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The Red Wings have already filled one half of their assistant coaching vacancy, and now have their sights set on the second half. They’ve received permission to speak with former Ottawa Senators head coach Dave Cameron about joining head coach Jeff Blashill’s staff, which now includes former Boston Bruins assistant Doug Houda.

Cameron, 58, was named head coach of the Senators in December of 2014 after they fired former Red Wings assistant Paul MacLean. He helped lead Ottawa to the playoffs in 2015 and amassed a 70-50-17 record in his time as bench boss.

According to The Ottawa Sun, Cameron may have already met with the Red Wings after returning from serving as an assistant coach with Canada at the World Championships.

Amongst the other candidates to join Detroit’s coaching staff are Todd Richards and John Torchetti. Richards has served as head coach of both the Minnesota Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets, while Torchetti served as Minnesota’s interim coach for the second half of the 2015-16 Season.