Kirk Muller will be sticking around behind Montreal’s bench for a little while longer as the team announced that he has signed a two-year contract extension.
This is his second stint as a coach with the Habs. He had served as an assistant from 2006 to 2011 before moving to Nashville’s AHL team and eventually, Carolina where he spent parts of three years as their head coach. After spending 2014-15 and 2015-16 as an assistant in St. Louis, he returned to Montreal in 2016 as the associate coach to Michel Therrien and now Claude Julien.
At this time last year, he was dealing with Lyme disease and now one year later, he has a contract extension. That’s a nice turnaround for Muller from a personal perspective. He’ll be trying to help turn around Montreal’s fortunes this coming season but will be facing some challenges. He runs the forwards and the power play for the Canadiens but they’ve lost two of their top scoring threats to offseason trades which means they will be counting on quite a few players to step up if they want to have a shot at making the postseason.