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Julien named coach, Doan GM of Canada’s Olympic hockey team

Julien named coach, Doan GM of Canada's Olympic hockey team
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Calgary, Alberta (AFP) – Claude Julien was named coach of the Canadian men’s hockey team for the Beijing Olympics on Friday, and Shane Duan as general manager.

Duane and Julian replace St. Louis Doug Armstrong and Tampa Bay coach John Cooper, who left their positions on the national team when the National Hockey League pulled out of an agreement to send its players to the Olympics last month.

“We are excited to announce our group of seasoned management and coaching staff who will lead the Canadian men’s Olympic team at the 2022 Olympics,” Tom Rainey, CEO of Hockey Canada, said in a statement.


Julian has a 667-445-162 coaching record in 1,274 regular season NHL games with the Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, and Boston Bruins. He won the Stanley Cup with Boston in 2011.

Last February, Julian was fired from his second assignment as a Canadian coach.

Doan, the Arizona Coyotes’ hockey development officer, was the assistant general manager of the Canadian team that won gold at the world championships at least this year. As a player, he represented Canada at six world championships – he won the gold medal three times – and competed in the 2006 Turin Olympics.

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