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.