The Canadiens have announced that Michel Therrien is the team’s new head coach.

He will be re-introduced to the media at a news conference at the club’s practice facility at Brossard this afternoon at 2:30.

It’s the second time around for Therrien in Montreal.  He became the 25th head coach in Habs history in November of 2000 and remained on the job until January of 2003.  He led the Canadiens to their first playoff appearance in four years when he reached the Eastern Conference semi-final in 2001-02.

Therrien moved over to the Pittsburgh organization and was head coach of the Penguins from 2005-09.  He was a finalist for the Jack Adams Trophy as coach of the year with the Penguins, and guided them to an appearance in the Cup final in 2007-08, losing to the Detroit Red Wings in six games.


About ahefter

I have covered hockey extensively during my 30-year sports broadcasting career. From the Miracle on Ice at Lake Placid to the Edmonton Oiler dynasty years, I've shared my views on hockey with listeners in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. You can "catch me in action" on Youtube at the following URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n5BdB9ngYw My radio stops include TSN 690 Montreal, CJAD Montreal, CKNW Vancouver, and CKEY Toronto. I also ran the Canadian Press sports desk (radio). My travels as a network reporter have taken me to four Olympics, most recently Vancouver 2010. I'm currently an Applied Assistant Professor within the School of Communication at the University of Hartford.
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