Today, the Montreal Canadiens have announced that they have hired Rangers assistant coach Dan Lacroix.
Lacroix, who is a Montreal native, fills the vacancy on Michel Therrien’s coaching staff after assistant coach Gerard Gallant was hired as the Florida Panthers’ new head coach.
The 45-year old served as Alain Vigneault’s “eye in the sky” last season as he spent games watching the action from the owner’s box instead of the bench.
…guess Therrien figured Lacroix had a pretty good understanding of the Canadiens team after doing such a tremendous job spying on them during last postseason.
…we all assumed Ulf Samuelsson would be the guy who left the coaching staff this summer, so it’s surprising to see Lacroix go. I guess once the position in Montreal opened up, it was too good of an opportunity for him to turn down.
…Lacroix served a very vital role on Vigneault’s staff as he was able to offer a different perspective on the game from up above. No idea who could be the front runners to replace him.