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MONTREAL --Canadiens’ General Manager Bob Gainey announced Monday the appointment of Jacques Martin as the Club’s new head coach. The St. Pascal, Ontario native was the Florida Panthers’ General Manager for the last three seasons (2006 to 2009) while assuming the duties of head coach with the Panthers from 2004 to 2008. Martin, who signed a multi-year agreement with the Canadiens, has 20 years of experience at the NHL level, including 15 seasons as head coach.

Jacques Martin first joined the Panthers’ organization in May 2004 as head coach. In three seasons behind the bench, he posted a 110-100-36 mark and stands as the club’s all-time leader in games coached (246) and wins (110). On November 2, 2006, Martin became only the 13th head coach in NHL history to record 450 wins and a few months later, on March 3, 2007, he became the 12th coach in NHL history to coach in his 1,000th game. He currently ranks 10th on the NHL all-time list for games coached (1,098) and also ranks 10th in wins (517).

Midway through the 1995-96 season, Jacques Martin was hired as head coach of the Ottawa Senators. In his 9-year tenure with the Senators, he led his team to three division titles and had four seasons of at least 100 points. In 2002-03, following a 113-point season and the best record in the Eastern Conference, he guided the Senators to the Conference Finals in a 7-game series against the New Jersey Devils.

As coach of the Ottawa Senators, Martin posted a 341-255-96 regular season record. He stands as the franchise’s all-time leader in games coached (692), regular-season wins (341), playoff games (69) and playoff wins (31). Martin has been nominated for the Jack Adams Trophy as NHL Coach of the Year four times (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003) winning the award in 1999.

Jacques Martin also has extensive experience on the international level serving as an associate coach on Team Canada’s hockey team for the last two Winter Olympics (Salt Lake City and Turin), earning a gold medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games. He was also a member of the Canadian Team coaching staff at the 2004 World Cup.

In 1986-87, Martin entered the NHL as head coach of the St. Louis Blues leading them to the playoffs on each of his two seasons. From 1988 to 1993, Martin successively worked as an assistant coach with the Chicago Blackhawks and associate coach with the Quebec Nordiques and, following a one-year stint as head coach of the AHL’s Cornwall Aces, with the Colorado Avalanche.

Jacques Martin began his coaching career in major junior hockey with the OHL’s Peterborough Petes as an assistant to Dick Todd from 1982 to 1984. He then moved on to become Guelph’s head coach in 1985-86 season leading the Platers to the J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHL champions and to the Memorial Cup. His achievements earned him the Matt Leyden Trophy as Ontario Hockey League Coach of the Year.

Before embracing a coaching career at the minor league level, Jacques Martin was a goaltender with the NCAA”s St. Lawrence University from 1972 to 1974.

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Martin has coached 1098 games, winning 517 losing 406. He coached the Senators from 96-04, three times finishing first in the Northeast. Over nine seasons in Ottawa, he missed the playoffs once, lost five times in the first round, twice in the second round and once in the conference finals. He won the Jack Adams award in 1999.

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This comes as a surprise to me.If they need a french speaking coach this guy has experience.1presidents trophy,conference finals with the Senators.I have no problem with him being the nxt habs coach.He would have to be bought out by the Panthers,still has 3 years left on his contract.

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Sounds like it is all but done, Team990 is reporting he is the new coach and an annoucement is coming soon.

that was awfully fast. :lol:

Martin has coached 1098 games, winning 517 losing 406. He coached the Senators from 96-04, three times finishing first in the Northeast. Over nine seasons in Ottawa, he missed the playoffs once, lost five times in the first round, twice in the second round and once in the conference finals. He won the Jack Adams award in 1999.

he's been nominated for the adams three times. it'd be better if he'd won a cup but this isn't bad: Martin is a defense first coach who relies on playing a tight defensive game. He made good use of the speedy young talent on Ottawa, and also instills defensive discipline. Despite his reputation as a defensive coach, Ottawa was amongst the top few teams offensively in his last years there. Martin is not a very extroverted coach and is usually soft spoken and lacking much of the fire and charisma of other noted NHL coaches. However, he is still well respected.

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........so a guy that couldn't get it done with a loaded team, and has failed with even marginal teams, is who they pick? ........good luck getting your free agents now. What offensive star wouldn't want to play for the most boring man in hockey....... again, wake me in 2012-2013.

Until he actualy coaches the team, its unfair to bash him....but I have a very bad feeling about this.... fingers crosses I guess

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Hrm. Im on the fence about this one - leaning slightly towards being happy.

Im very happy we didnt hire yet another former player who "has lots of passion but lacks coaching experience." Im also happy that we got a guy who has had some success, not only with teams in general but working with star players - and young star players - also.

Im on the fence because while he's had some success and done well in some ways, he's also never been able to take it to the next level - and while I know you can attribute that at least in part to his players, at times Ive felt he has been out-coached.

The silver lining is that he has already made his mistakes (plenty of them) elsewhere, so lets hope he can come in here & really help this team produce.

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Hrm. Im on the fence about this one - leaning slightly towards being happy.

Im very happy we didnt hire yet another former player who "has lots of passion but lacks coaching experience." Im also happy that we got a guy who has had some success, not only with teams in general but working with star players - and young star players - also.

Im on the fence because while he's had some success and done well in some ways, he's also never been able to take it to the next level - and while I know you can attribute that at least in part to his players, at times Ive felt he has been out-coached.

The silver lining is that he has already made his mistakes (plenty of them) elsewhere, so lets hope he can come in here & really help this team produce.

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Hrm. Im on the fence about this one - leaning slightly towards being happy.

Im very happy we didnt hire yet another former player who "has lots of passion but lacks coaching experience." Im also happy that we got a guy who has had some success, not only with teams in general but working with star players - and young star players - also.

Im on the fence because while he's had some success and done well in some ways, he's also never been able to take it to the next level - and while I know you can attribute that at least in part to his players, at times Ive felt he has been out-coached.

The silver lining is that he has already made his mistakes (plenty of them) elsewhere, so lets hope he can come in here & really help this team produce.

i'm of your mind.

the way i see it, it would've been nice had he done better in ottawa but of the other candidates that i liked (hartley and crawford) at least he's made it to the conference finals within the last five years.

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I'm really tired about the way that the canadiens never listen to their fans, i mean at least 80,90% of us would have love to see Bob Hartley coach the canadiens and then Bob Gainey doesn't even give him a call.

Theres no words to describe how bad i can't wait to see a new administration with this team.

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Kind of reminds us of our own "moron"who is obsessed with "not making trades" and losing players for nothing?!

I'm not sure if I like this idea,but it certainly is more appealing to me than a suggestion I read on that TSN link from some guy who thinks Quinn would have been a better choice because Martin has "won nothing with Ottawa/Florida"and,I guess in this fellows mind,Quinn was sooo hugely successful with the Loafs!?Yeah,he won lots there didn't he? :blink:

As for me,the one I'd most like to see get a crack at it is Bob Hartley.

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