Montreal Canadiens Name Marie-Philip Poulin Player Development Consultant

Poulin will hold the position part-time and continue to pursue her playing career

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL / News Release

MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes announced on Tuesday the appointment of Marie-Philip Poulin as player development consultant.

Still pursuing her playing career, she will hold the position part-time.

“It is a privilege to add someone as competent as Marie-Philip Poulin in our ranks. She is the best in her field, and her accomplishments will help us build a winning culture within the Canadiens,” declared the Owner, President and CEO of the Club de hockey Canadien, Geoff Molson. “Her arrival is another step towards achieving the diversity that we want to establish within our organization.”

Poulin, 31, is having an outstanding career as a player. She has won 15 medals in international competitions, including four at the Olympics, where she became the first hockey player of any gender to score in four consecutive finals.

Poulin sported the colors of the Boston University Terriers on the American collegiate circuit from 2010 to 2015, where she ranks third in goals (81) and points (181), and second in assists (100) in program history.

She also became the first-ever player from BU to be named a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented annually to the season’s top NCAA Division I player in women’s hockey.

The Beauceville, QC native suited up for the Montreal Stars in the CWHL from 2007 to 2009 prior to her collegiate career. She then returned to the league as a member of the newly-rebranded Les Canadiennes de Montréal from 2015 to 2019.

She won the Clarkson Cup twice and was named CWHL MVP three times.

“We are thrilled with the addition of Marie-Philip Poulin to our hockey development department,” said Kent Hughes. “Marie-Philip is one of the best players on the planet and she has won at the highest level, which will be very beneficial for our players. Her knowledge, leadership and vision of the game certainly make the Canadiens a better organization.”

Among her responsibilities, Poulin will be called upon to join the players on the ice and in video sessions to work on their individual and collective skills, in collaboration with the director of player development, Rob Ramage, and the director of hockey development Adam Nicholas.

The Canadiens will hold a media availability with Marie-Philip Poulin on June 7 at 4:00 p.m. at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.

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