The Montreal Canadiens continued the bolstering of their player development department with the hiring of former Olympian Marie-Philip Poulin as player development consultant.
Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes made the announcement on Tuesday morning, citing Poulin’s wealth of experience and knowledge as a great addition to the Canadiens’ developmental ranks.
“We are thrilled with the addition of Marie-Philip Poulin to our hockey development department,” said Kent Hughes. “Marie-Philip is one of the best players on the planet and she has won at the highest level, which will be very beneficial for our players. Her knowledge, leadership and vision of the game certainly make the Canadiens a better organization.”
After the hires of Adam Nicholas and Christopher Boucher, the announcement of Poulin’s hire is yet another positive step for the Montreal Canadiens, as they continue to revamp their developmental department in a big way. Marie-Philip Poulin‘s experience and attention to detail will be of great value for the incoming waves of prospects set to join the pro ranks for the Canadiens over the next couple of seasons. For the time being, the role will be on a part-time basis, as Poulin is still an active player in her own right.
According to the Canadiens’ press release, Poulin will be called upon to join the players on the ice and in video sessions to work on their individual and collective skills, in collaboration with the director of player development, Rob Ramage, and the director of hockey development Adam Nicholas.
The 31-year-old Poulin has one of the most decorated careers in hockey at the moment, sporting 15 medals for Canada at international tournaments, four of which were at the Olympics. The Beauceville, Quebec native has made a reputation for herself on the international stage as one of the most clutch players of all time, scoring key goals for her club en route to championships and gold medals. Her winning reputation and understanding of the game will be of great value to the Canadiens as they look to continue building a winning culture within the organization for years to come.
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