DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have added assistant coach John Torchetti to Jeff Blashill’s staff.

The Red Wings hired the former interim coach of the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.

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He took over the Wild in mid-February when Mike Yeo was fired and helped guide them into the playoffs. Minnesota considered retaining Torchetti before hiring Bruce Boudreau.

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Torchetti was also an interim coach for the Los Angeles Kings during the 2005-06 season and the Florida Panthers during the 2003-04 season.

The Red Wings previously hired goaltender coach Jeff Salajko and assistant coach Doug Houda. They didn’t re-sign goalie coach Jim Bedard after he worked for the franchise for 18 seasons. Houda fills an opening created when Tony Granato left to lead Wisconsin’s hockey team.

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