Martin St-Louis is confirmed in his position as CH head coach
Martin St-Louis signs a three-year contract extension and thus officially becomes the 32nd coach- leader of the history of the Montreal Canadiens. It’s the CH organization that made the announcement on Wednesday morning.
St-Louis was named interim head coach on February 9, replacing Dominique Ducharme. Under his leadership, the team posted a record of 14 wins, 19 losses and 4 overtime losses.
“[Martin’s arrival] at the helm of the team has breathed new life into to our group and we are excited that he will continue to guide our team in the years to come,” said Kent Hughes.
For his part, Jeff Gorton, vice-president of hockey operations, maintained that since his arrival at the helm of the team, St-Louis “has shown that he has the qualities required” to get Canadians where they need to go.
Before becoming head coach, Martin St-Louis had a brilliant career as a player. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018, he won the Hart Trophy in 2004, the Art-Ross Trophy in 2004 and 2014, in addition to the Lady Byng Trophy in 2010, 2011 and 2013. He also won the Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004.