Canadiens exercise option on head coach Martin St. Louis’ contract

Canadiens exercise option on head coach Martin St. Louis' contract

The Montreal Canadiens have made a significant decision regarding their head coach, Martin St. Louis. The team has exercised their option to extend St. Louis’ contract, ensuring his position as head coach for the upcoming season.

St. Louis, a former NHL player, joined the Canadiens as an assistant coach in 2017 and was promoted to head coach in 2019. Under his leadership, the team has seen success, making it to the playoffs in both 2019 and 2020.

General Manager Marc Bergevin expressed his confidence in St. Louis, stating, “We believe in Martin and the work he has done with our team. He has shown great dedication and passion for the game, and we are excited to see where he will lead us in the future.”

St. Louis has also received praise from the players, with captain Shea Weber stating, “Martin has been a great coach for us. He understands the game and knows how to motivate us to perform at our best. We are happy to have him continue as our head coach.”

The decision to exercise the option on St. Louis’ contract comes at a crucial time for the Canadiens, as they are currently in a tight race for a playoff spot in the North Division. With St. Louis at the helm, the team is determined to secure a spot in the playoffs and make a strong push for the Stanley Cup.

St. Louis himself is grateful for the opportunity to continue coaching the Canadiens, stating, “I am honored to have the trust and support of the organization. I am committed to helping this team reach its full potential and bring a championship back to Montreal.”

The Canadiens’ decision to extend St. Louis’ contract is a clear indication of their confidence in his abilities as a coach. With his leadership and the team’s determination, the Canadiens are poised for success in the upcoming season.

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