It took a little longer to announce than the rest of the coaching staff but the Habs announced on Wednesday that assistant coach Alex Burrows has agreed to a new three-year deal.
The 40-year-old is still a relative newcomer to the coaching ranks. He first joined Laval in 2018-19 as part of Joel Bouchard’s inaugural staff before making the jump to the Canadiens as part of the coaching shakeup in late February.
Burrows is expected to have the same role with Montreal next season as he did down the stretch and in the playoffs where he’ll run the forwards and the power play. The latter could look a lot different next season with a full year of Cole Caufield plus the addition of Mike Hoffman while not having Shea Weber at the point due to his injury.
With the move, the Habs now have their three on-bench coaches all signed for the next three seasons. The rest of the staff looks a little different, however, following the additions of Trevor Letowski (assistant coach) and Eric Raymond (goaltending coach).