By Victoria Bakos Global News
Posted July 20, 2021 1:53 pm
Updated July 20, 2021 1:55 pm
The Montreal Canadiens person named Jean-François Houle arsenic the caller caput manager for the club’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate.
Canadiens wide manager Marc Bergevin says successful a connection that Houle’s acquisition and coaching doctrine marque him a bully acceptable for the Laval Rocket.
Houle, 46, has been an adjunct manager with the Bakersfield Condors, the Edmonton Oilers’ affiliate team, for the past six years and antecedently coached successful the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).
Bergevin says Houle volition assistance make the Canadiens’ young prospects.
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Houle played nonrecreational hockey for six years, with stints successful the AHL and ECHL, earlier turning to coaching.
In 2011, helium was awarded the Ron-Lapointe Trophy arsenic the QMJHL’s apical manager aft compiling a 40-22-6 grounds successful his archetypal play with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.
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