Report: Michel Therrien to join Flyers as assistant coach


Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien looks on from behind the bench during first period NHL hockey action against the New York Rangers in Montreal, Saturday, January 14, 2017. (Graham Hughes/CP)

Michel Therrien will be named an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Flyers, according to multiple reports.

Therrien last coached in the NHL during the 2016-17 season with the Montreal Canadiens and will join Alain Vigneault’s coaching staff in Philadelphia.

Montreal fired Therrien midway through the year with the Canadiens’ record at 31-19-8. The Habs had missed the playoffs the previous season.

The Flyers hired Vigneault on April 15 to fill their head-coaching vacancy

Vigneault, who also previously served as Montreal’s bench boss, was dismissed by the Canadiens in 2000 and replaced by Therrien. The 55-year-old Therrien held the position until his first firing from the club in 2003.

Therrien also coached the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2005-09 and took them to the 2008 Stanley Cup Final, where the Pens fell to the Detroit Red Wings.

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