The Habs have added to their coaching staff, announcing on Wednesday that Trevor Letowski has been named an assistant coach. Montreal finished up this last past season with a vacancy on their bench so Letowski will likely fill that void now.
If the name sounds familiar, the 44-year-old played in 616 career NHL games over parts of nine seasons and was even briefly a teammate of Luke Richardson who signed a new three-year deal to remain as an assistant coach earlier this month.
Letowski moved into the coaching ranks quickly and has been behind the bench since 2010. He served as an assistant, associate, and head coach over parts of five seasons with Sarnia of the OHL before moving to Windsor where he was an associate coach for two years and had been their head coach since 2017-18. He also has served as an assistant coach at a pair of World Juniors including working with Dominique Ducharme in 2018.
This will be Letowski’s first professional stint as a coach and it’s likely he will take Ducharme’s old role as the extra assistant. When he first joined Montreal’s staff, Ducharme didn’t have any professional experience either, jumping straight from the junior ranks. That worked out pretty well for him and now Ducharme has his first hand-picked assistant to work with.