Last minute announcement regarding Dominique Ducharme

Published April 22, 2023 at 5:35 PM

Since being fired by the duo of Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton in February 2022, we haven't heard much from Dominique. The man who led the Habs to the Stanley Cup Final has been very quiet, except for a few appearances on sports radio.

However, it would be financially unwise for him to return to coaching while still under contract with the Canadiens until the end of the 2023-24 season. He can lay low and enjoy the last dollars owed to him by the club.

Nevertheless, the former Habs coach has accepted a new role that will gradually bring him back into action. Indeed, the LHJAAAQ's Saint-Jérôme Panthères have taken advantage of the announcement of their new GM and head coach to mention to everyone that Ducharme will now be a hockey advisor for the club.

Ducharme's role will likely be to guide Jean-Philippe Paré, who will have dual roles. The former NHL coach can help set up a new coaching staff and guide them in their new positions.

It will be interesting to see what trajectory Ducharme takes next year when his contract with the Habs expires. Will he return to coaching in junior hockey? Last November, when Steve Hartley was fired by the Drummondville Voltigeurs, it was mentioned that Ducharme had no interest in the position.

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Last minute announcement regarding Dominique Ducharme

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