Julien Named Assistant Coach to Team Canada


Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien will be heading to Sochi in February, as he was named an assistant coach to the Canadian Olympic team on Sunday. Lindy Ruff of the Dallas Stars and Ken Hitchcock of the St. Louis Blues were also named assistants.

Team Canada’s head coach will be Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings. Babcock was behind Canada’s bench when they won gold back at the 2010 Olympic games in Vancouver. They defeated the USA.

Julien is well deserving of his assistant coaching nod solely based off of the success he has had in coaching the Bruins to two Stanley Cup appearances over the last three seasons. Julien’s defensive coaching mastery will surely pay dividends for an ultra talented Canadian squad.

Julien has a career coaching record of 347-210-73. Since coming to Boston in 2007, Julien and the Bruins have captured three divisional crowns and a coveted Stanley Cup.

Steve Yzerman, general manager of the Tampa Lightning, will serve as Canada’s executive director. Yzerman held the same position back in 2010. He will headman the assembly of the roster.

Frank O’Laughlin – Senior NHL Contributor – Title Town Sports Network

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