The Habs finalized their coaching staff on Friday, naming Randy Cunneyworth
and Randy Ladouceur to replace Kirk Muller who left for Nashville earlier this
month. Replacing the Randy’s in Hamilton will be Clement Jodoin, a
two-time assistant coach with Montreal from 1997-2000 and again in 2002-03.
This means that the Bulldogs will have a different coach for the fourth straight
Both Cunneyworth and Ladouceur have previous experience as assistants at the
NHL level. Cunneyworth was an assistant with Atlanta for two seasons and
is also the longest serving coach ever of the AHL’s Rochester Americans.
Ladouceur has ten years of assistant coaching experience with Hartford/Carolina
and Toronto and has coached on a pair of OHL teams.
After leaving the Habs in 2003, Jodoin has coached for a pair of teams in the
QMJHL; he spent three years with the Lewiston Maineiacs before moving on to
Rimouski where he has coached the Oceanic for the past four seasons. In
that span, he won Coach of the Year in 2007 with Lewiston in their championship
season while also being a member of Canada’s World Junior team in 2008 as an
The remainder of the Hamilton coaching staff will be named later.