28-year-old former NHL player back in game as coach of junior team in Montana
The New York Rangers filled the empty spot behind their bench Monday, naming veteran coach Jacques Martin as an assistant coach. Martin replaces Lindy Ruff, who hopped across the Hudson River to become the New Jersey Devils’ head coach.
The Golden Knights, or really the Silver Knights, made history today hiring the first head coach in franchise history. That man is Manny Viveiros, a 54-year-old former NHL, AHL, and IHL player who has spent the past decade and a half working his way up the coaching ranks.
The story of Montreal Canadiens assistant coaches: Part IV — Jean Perron joins the group, and the rest is history
“Berry didn’t work under the best circumstances last season,” new General Manager Serge Savard said, alluding to the relationship that Bob Berry had with Savard’s predecessor, Irving Grundman, when announcing the composition of his coaching staff for the upcoming season.
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By the end of the 1980-81 season, Claude Ruel resigned from his head coach position to return to the more familiar surroundings of talent evaluation, and the search was on for his replacement. Rumoured names included Ruel’s assistant coach, Jacques Laperrière, freshly-retired Serge Savard, Jacques Demers, and, yes, even Don Cherry who coached Team Canada at the World Championships that summer that included Guy Lafleur and Larry Robinson. Earlier in the season, Cherry famously said, “I would have my own hand cut off to coach the Canadiens.” But whoever was selected as head coach, they would certainly need an assistant.
Put aside whatever you think of Jeremy Colliton as Blackhawks coach. Whether you support or oppose him, check your opinion at the door.
New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz discusses the impact that athletes have in the fight for social justice and what he believes they should be doing with their platforms.
Bob Woods has been the Wild’s top assistant coach for the past three seasons. The Wild hired two assistant coaches and extended the contract of three others Wednesday.
Montreal Canadiens coach Claude Julien said he feels “100 percent” after undergoing a heart procedure that forced him to leave the NHL bubble, and said he will be ready to coach next season.
When Peter DeBoer took over as head coach for the New Jersey Devils in 2011-12, the Devils had just sputtered to an 81-point season and missed the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade.