Michel Therrien is a Canadian professional ice hockey assistant coach for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. Therrien formerly coached the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Prior to his coaching career, Therrien played professionally for three years as a defenceman in the American Hockey League, compiling a total of 86 points in 206 games and winning the Calder Cup in 1985 with the Sherbrooke Canadiens, on the same team as eventual Hockey Hall of Famer Patrick Roy. When his playing career ended, Therrien worked for a time as a lineman for Bell Canada, with a sideline as a bodyguard for Quebec singing star Roch Voisine, with whom he had once played hockey, while working his way into a coaching career.
|Born:||November 04, 1963, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Occupation:||Former NHL scout, Ice hockey coach|
|Predecessor:||Alain Vigneault (2000–01), Eddie Olczyk (2005–06), Randy Cunneyworth (2011–12)|
|Successor:||Dan Bylsma (2008–09) Claude Julien (2016–17)|
About Michel Therrien
NHL coach who led the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2008 where they lost to the Detroit Red Wings.
Michel Therrien Before Fame
He played three years as a defender in the AHL.
Achievement of Michel Therrien
He was fired as head coach of the Montreal Canadiens in 2003, but came back to coach the team in 2012.
Michel Therrien Family Life
He has two children, Elizabeth and Charles.
Associations of Michel Therrien
He played on the AHL's Sherbrooke Canadiens with hall of fame goaltender Patrick Roy.
Information related to Michel Therrien
- Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins head coaches
- Longueuil Chevaliers players
- Philadelphia Flyers coaches
- Pittsburgh Penguins coaches
- Montreal Canadiens coaches
- Sherbrooke Canadiens players
- Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL) players
- Quebec Remparts players
- Nova Scotia Voyageurs players
- Baltimore Skipjacks players
- Milwaukee Admirals (IHL) players