Red Wings get permission to talk to former Sens coach Cameron

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The Detroit Red Wings have already hired one experienced coach in Doug Houda to serve as an assistant to bench boss Jeff Blashill and they might be closing in on another.

The Red Wings have received permission to speak to Dave Cameron, per the Ottawa Sun.

Cameron, 57, took over the Senators’ head coaching job during the 2014-15 campaign and guided them in their improbable climb to the playoffs with a 32-15-8 record. That magic didn’t last though as Ottawa went 38-35-9 in 2015-16 to finish eight points shy of a postseason spot. After that showing, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion decided to fire the head coach mere days after accepting the GM job.

Prior to becoming Ottawa’s bench boss, Cameron served as the team’s assistant for parts of four seasons. He’s also been a head coach at the AHL and OHL levels.

Detroit is also reportedly considering former Wild and Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards for the gig.

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