J.J. Daigneault Hired By Canadiens As Assistant Coach

15 Oct 1997: Defenseman J. J. Daigneault of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in action during a game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. The game ended in a tie, 2-2.

J.J. Daigneault will join the Montreal Canadiens as an assistant coach under Michel Therrien, the team announced Friday. Daigneault spent the last five seasons as an assistant coach in the AHL.

J.J. Daigneault will join the Montreal Canadiens as an assistant coach under new head coach Michel Therrien, the team announced Friday. Daigneault has been an assistant coach with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL the past five seasons. Therrien praised Daigneault in a statement.

"I am extremely happy to welcome Jean-Jacques Daigneault to our coaching staff," Therrien said. "He brings a solid expertise, and his knowledge of the game will be an important asset to the development of our young players. Our group of defensemen will largely benefit from his experience and his solid reputation as a coach."

Daigneault is a Montreal native, and spent his playing days with Vancouver after being selected No. 10 overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. He began coaching in 2005 with the ECHL's Phoenix Roadrunners, acting as assistant coach and director of player personnel. Hartford made the playoffs every year he was with the organization.

For more on the Canadiens, head over to the SB Nation blog Habs Eyes On The Prize.

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