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Berry officially named assistant coach

As expected, the Columbus Blue Jackets announced Wednesday that Brad Berry will join Scott Arniel’s staff behind the bench beginning this season.

Berry spent two years under Arniel in Manitoba from 2006-08 before leaving the team for family reasons.

Berry also spent time as a head coach as well as an assisant at the University of North Dakota where he played for three seasons. As a coach, Berry helped lead the Fighting Sioux to two WCHA Division titles, one WCHA playoff title in 2006 and three appearances in the Frozen Four.

Berry played for part of eight season in the NHL, collecting four goals and 28 assists. Berry and Arniel played as teammates as a part of the 1985-86 season with the Winnipeg Jets.

Arniel will name at least one other assistant coach in the coming days. – Twitter: @Rob_Ogden

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