Report: Jacques Martin to stay with Penguins as assistant coach

Tim and Sid discuss the Ottawa Senators hiring D.J. Smith as their new head coach.

Veteran NHL coach Jacques Martin will return to the Pittsburgh Penguins after being passed over for two head-coaching positions, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports is reporting.

According to Lavoie, Martin interviewed with the Ottawa Senators and Buffalo Sabres for a head-coaching job. The Senators hired Toronto Maple Leafs assistant D.J. Smith to be their coach on Thursday while the Sabres hired Ralph Krueger for the job last week.

Martin, 66, has been an assistant coach with the Penguins since the 2013-14 season, helping the team win two Stanley Cups. He also has head-coaching experience with the St. Louis Blues (1986-88), Senators (1995-2004), Florida Panthers (2004-2009) and Montreal Canadiens (2009-2012).

According to Lavoie, Martin has one year left on his contract with the Penguins.

The Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers are the only teams with current vacancies in head coaching.


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