Brad Larsen was named the head coach of the Springfield Falcons on May 21, 2012 after serving as an assistant coach for the club in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.
Prior to becoming an assistant coach, the 35-year-old skated 13 seasons professionally as a left winger, appearing in 294 career NHL games over parts of eight seasons from 1997 to 2008 with the Colorado Avalanche and Atlanta Thrashers. Larsen totaled 19 goals and 29 assists for 48 points to go along with 134 penalty minutes in his NHL career and added a goal and three assists for four points in 25 Stanley Cup Playoff games, 21 with the Avalanche on their way to Game 7 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals.
A native of Nakusp, British Columbia, Larsen participated in 384 career AHL contests, totaling 217 points (96g-121a) and 475 penalty minutes with the Hershey Bears, Chicago Wolves, and Portland Pirates. He added 30 points (15g-15a) in 62 career AHL playoff games and helped lead the Wolves to the 2005 Calder Cup Finals.
Larsen was selected in the 4th round (87th overall) by Colorado in 1997 and in the 3rd round (53rd overall) by the Ottawa Senators in 1995.