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NHL’s Montreal Canadiens Bring Back Michel Therrien as Coach

June 05, 2012

The Montreal Canadiens ended months of managerial turmoil by rehiring Michel Therrien as coach.

Therrien, 48, led the team to a 77-77-36 record over parts of three National Hockey League seasons from 2000-01 through 2002-03. He replaces Randy Cunneyworth, who was named interim coach at midseason after Jacques Martin was fired.

The Canadiens finished the season 31-35-16 and in last place in the Eastern Conference’s Northeast Division.

Therrien coached the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2005-06 through 2008-09, guiding the team to the Stanley Cup Final in the 2007-2008 season. They lost to the Detroit Red Wings in six games.

To contact the reporter on this story: Curtis Eichelberger in Washington at ceichelberge@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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