Monday, June 1, 2009

Canadiens Name Jacques Martin As Coach

New Habs head coach Jacques Martin faces reporters at today's press conference.
Photograph by: Christinne Muschi, Reuters

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL - Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey introduced Jacques Martin as the team's new head coach during a news conference at the Bell Centre Monday afternoon.

At the same time, Gainey announced that Roland Melanson will not return as the club's goaltending coach.

Martin had spent five years in the Florida Panthers organization, after joining the club in May 2004 as the team’s head coach. He served as the team’s head coach for three seasons (2005-08), while assuming the duties as the club’s general manager on Sept. 3, 2006. On May 16, 2008, Martin agreed to a contract extension to remain solely as the club’s general manager through the 2011-2012 season. That contract will now be voided. In three seasons as the Panthers' bench boss he posted a 110-100-36 mark and stands as the club’s all time leaders in wins and games coached (246).

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More News On The Canadians New Coach

Hiring of Martin opens trap door -- National Post
Playoff success barely present on Martin’s coaching resume -- National Post
Canadiens name Jacques Martin head coach -- CBC
Montreal Canadiens name Jacques Martin as new head coach -- CTV
Hiring of Jacques Martin ends Canadiens string of rookie head coaches -- Canadian Press
Canadiens hire Martin as their head coach -- Reuters

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