Chris HajtAssistant Coach
Hajt, 43, is in his sixth season as an Assistant Coach with the Reign (2015-17, 2019-present). During the 2017-18 and 2018-19 campaigns, Hajt served as an assistant coach with the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. He also spent one season as an assistant coach in the AHL with the Manchester Monarchs in 2014-15, where he was part of the 2015 Calder Cup Championship team. With Ontario, Hajt helped the Reign qualify for the playoffs in 2015, 2016, and 2022, reaching the Western Conference Finals in 2016.
The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native has more than 10 years of coaching experience throughout his career. Hajt was a part of the OHL’s Guelph Storm from 2008-14, as an assistant coach for six seasons and as the team’s assistant general manager for one, where he helped lead the Storm to the 2014 OHL Championship and a second-place finish at the 2014 Memorial Cup.
As a player, Hajt skated in 582 career professional games across six leagues, including six games in the National Hockey League with the Edmonton Oilers and Washington Capitals. The former blueliner appeared in 477 AHL games with Hamilton, Portland, and Lowell and had stints in the ECHL, DEL, Liiga, and Serie A.