Jacques Martin joins New York Rangers bench as assistant coach

Jacques Martin during his time with the Canadiens. (Graham Hughes/CP)

Veteran coach Jacques Martin has joined the New York Rangers as an assistant coach, the club announced Monday.

Martin spent the past seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, winning two Stanley Cups with the franchise as an assistant coach after previously serving as a senior advisor with the club. While in Pittsburgh, Martin primarily ran the team’s penalty kill.

Prior to his run in Pittsburgh, Martin served as head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, general manager and head coach of the Florida Panthers, head coach of the Ottawa Senators, assistant coach of the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche, assistant coach of the Chicago Blackhawks and head coach of the St. Louis Blues.

His tenure as an NHL coach began in St. Louis back in 1986.

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