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Canadiens hire trio of former players for roles in the organization

Jun 13, 2012, 9:47 AM EST

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Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin is bringing a few old friends along for the ride in Montreal.

The Habs have hired Martin Lapointe and Patrice Brisebois to join the staff in roles of player development. Lapointe, a former Bruins and Red Wings forward, will be the head of player development while Brisebois, a former Canadiens defensemen,  will be the player development coach for Montreal.

Meanwhile, former Habs defenseman Sylvain Lefebvre was named as the new head coach of Montreal’s AHL team in Hamilton. Lefebvre had a great career as a player with Montreal,Quebec/Colorado, Toronto and the Rangers. He spent the last three years as an assistant coach to Joe Sacco in Colorado and this will mark his first time as a head coach.

Lefebvre replaces Clement Jodoin as the head man in Hamilton while Jodoin will look to land an assistant role with Michel Therrien in Montreal.

  1. ribs108 - Jun 13, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Hmmmm…now, what might these 3 have in common??

  2. lordstanley65 - Jun 13, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Dr. Recchi.
    Colin Campbell conspiracy.
    Flop artists from Boston.
    Sorry guys, just covering for Habsman today.

    • habsman - Jun 13, 2012 at 12:12 PM

      Lol.

  3. drewzducks - Jun 13, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    I’m guessing Pierre Mondou and Gaston Gingras (the greatest hockey name of all time) weren’t available ?

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