Sean Burke’s time as Montreal’s goaltending coach was short-lived as the Canadiens announced on Friday that Eric Raymond has been appointed as their new goalie coach.
The 49-year-old is someone that Dominique Ducharme is quite familiar with having worked with him in both the QMJHL and at the 2018 World Juniors. Raymond also has a connection to Jake Allen as he was briefly Allen’s goalie coach with Montreal of the QMJHL.
Raymond has spent the last four seasons with the Rangers, serving as their AHL goalie coach and goaltending development coach. This will be his first time in a full-time NHL position.
Assuming that Alex Burrows remains on Ducharme’s staff, the NHL coaching staff should pretty much be finalized. Earlier this month, Trevor Letowski was added as an extra assistant coach to fill the role that Ducharme previously held before taking over earlier in the season while Luke Richardson signed a new three-year contract.
Montreal’s press release didn’t specify anything about Burke’s future. He has been a scout for the Canadiens since 2016 and added Director of Goaltending to his job title back in March when he assumed the goalie coaching role. At this point, it seems likely that he will remain with the team in those other roles but we’ll have to wait for confirmation on that one.