The Montreal Canadiens have made one other change to their teaching workers, appointing Sean Burke to take over because the director of goaltending.
General supervisor Marc Bergevin made the announcement Tuesday following a 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators that gave rookie head coach Dominique Ducharme his first NHL victory.
Burke replaces Stephane Waite, who held the place since 2013 and was let go Tuesday.
Ducharme changed the fired Claude Julien final week within the wake of consecutive shootout and additional time losses to the Senators in Ottawa.
He entered Tuesday with a 5-4-3 document to go alongside with an .888 save proportion and three.13 goals-against common this season. Over his earlier six begins, the previous Hart and Vezina Trophy winner was 1-4-1 with an .870 save proportion.
Montreal backup Jake Allen, in the meantime, is 4-2-2 with a .929 save proportion and a couple of.12 GAA this season.
18-year NHL veteran, 2-time Olympian
Burke will be required to endure the obligatory 14-day quarantine earlier than becoming a member of the group. Laval Rocket goaltending coach Marco Marciano will work with Montreal’s goaltenders till Burke is cleared to affix the squad.
The 54-year-old Burke was initially employed by the Canadiens in 2016 as knowledgeable scout for the Western area. He has additionally labored as a goaltending advisor for Montreal.
He spent six seasons as a member of the Coyotes’ hockey administration group, serving as goaltending coach and director of participant growth earlier than being promoted to assistant basic supervisor in 2012.
He had an 18-year NHL profession, suiting up for eight organizations earlier than transferring into administration post-retirement.
The three-time NHL all-star represented Canada on the 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympics, and served as Canada’s basic supervisor on the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang where the group gained bronze with out NHL gamers.