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Claude Julien | Center

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (57) / 4/23/1960
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195

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The Montreal Canadiens announced that assistant coach Clement Jodoin has left the club "to pursue other opportunities".
The 65-year-old has been part of the organization in various roles for 12 years since 1997. "Marc Bergevin and I regretfully accepted the resignation of assistant coach Clément Jodoin, who made the decision to end his long-time association with the Montreal Canadiens," said Canadiens head coach Claude Julien. "At our post-season meeting, we offered Clément to remain on our coaching staff, but he indicated to us that at this stage in his career, he would be looking for a change and would like to explore other challenges. Clément has been a valuable part of our hockey management team during his 12-year tenure with the organization." Apr 26 - 11:32 PM

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Claude Julien coached in his 1,000th regular-season game on Thursday night.

He was behind the Canadiens' bench for his debut back on Jan. 18, 2003. "I do remember we lost in OT to Toronto my first game here," Julien said. "But I do remember we won the second one in Florida and that put a smile on my face." He probably won't remember Thursday's game fondly either after the Canadiens lost 3-0 to the Islanders.
Feb 24 - 9:09 AM

Claude Julien has agreed to a five-year extension with the Montreal Canadiens.

His new deal will begin after the 2016-17 season. Julien was named the new head coach of the Canadiens on Tuesday after the team fired Michel Therrien.
Feb 15 - 3:10 PM

Claude Julien has been hired as the new head coach of the Montreal Canadiens.

"The decision to remove Michel from his coaching duties was a difficult one because I have lots of respect for him. I came to the conclusion that our team needed a new energy, a new voice, a new direction," said Montreal GM Marc Bergevin. "Claude Julien is an experienced and well respected coach with a good knowledge of the Montreal market. Claude has been very successful as an NHL coach and he won the Stanley Cup. Today we hired the best available coach, and one of the league's best. I am convinced that he has the capabilities to get our team back on the winning track." Julien coached in Montreal from January 2003 to January 2006 with a record of 72-62-10-15. He had been Boston's bench boss for the last 10 seasons before he was fired last week.
Feb 14 - 4:49 PM

It probably wouldn't be a slice of paradise for Claude Julien in Vegas as their bench boss.

Aside from the probable salary demands upwards of $4M per season, "The Creator" (suspected Golden Knights owner Bill Foley) wants someone who will be around for a while, "I don’t want a three year guy. I’d just say we want a guy that’s gong to be with us for the long haul." It's a bit surprising to hear that the 56-year-old Julien wouldn't fit that criterion, but Vegas would prefer to take a page out of Nashville's playbook and hire someone young. Barry Trotz was just 36-years-old when he became the first coach in Predators history way back in 1998-99.
Feb 11 - 1:50 PM

The Florida Panthers are content to wait until the end of the season to contact recently fired coach Claude Julien.

Panthers coach Tom Rowe confirmed a report by Richards that the team has not asked the Bruins for permission to speak to Julien. "It will be a group decision," said Rowe. Which will include input from front office personnel including team president Matt Caldwell, owners Vinnie Viola and Doug Cifu, and Dale Tallon.
Feb 9 - 2:29 PM

The Boston Bruins have fired head coach Claude Julien.

Julien has been the Bruins' bench boss for the last decade. Over that span he's led Boston to a Stanley Cup championship in 2011 and to the Cup finals in 2013. The Bruins have also enjoyed a stunning 419-246-94 record during his tenure. Boston hasn't been nearly as effective in recent years though. The Bruins missed the playoffs in each of the last two campaigns and they're in danger of falling short of the postseason this time too. Assistant Coach Bruce Cassidy will take over the head coaching duties on an interim basis.
Feb 7 - 8:22 AM

Although the Bruins are going through a rough patch, their power play continues to shine.

With two power-play goals in five chances Saturday night, Boston has now scored at least one power-play marker in its last five games. Over the teams' last 15 contests, the Bruins are 16-51 with the man advantage--a ridiculously high 31.4% conversion rate. Now if they could just prevent a few goals and play better five-on-five, they may win a few more games.
Feb 5 - 9:17 AM

In defending the job he and his coaching staff have done with the Bruins this season, Boston coach Claude Julien can rely on CORSI statistics.

CORSI (which measures scoring chances and possession by calculating the total of shots on net, plus shots that are blocked and those that miss the net) numbers for the Bruins are off the charts. The Bruins lead the NHL in CORSI for with a 62.13 rating and are third in CORSI against with a 49.66 rating. The problem with the Bruins this season is that they are not finishing their scoring chances. The team ranks 23rd in the league in goals-per-game. That's not so much on Julien, who has implemented a system that creates scoring chances, but on the players who are not taking advantage of it.
Jan 29 - 9:28 AM

The game between the Bruins and Penguins has been delayed with 6:26 to go in the first period due to ice problems in the Penguins' end.

And so the ice crews have gotten to work right away fixing the ice. The time will be made up in the second period as they head into the next frame scoreless.
Jan 22 - 3:45 PM

Claude Julien wasn't interested in answering a question about his future with the Boston Bruins.

CSN New England's Joe Haggerty asked Julien if he was worried about his job secutiry after the Bruins lost their third consecutive game on Friday night. "Well, I’m not into shock-journalism," said Julien. "So I’ll stay away from that question if you don’t mind." The Bruins coach put an end to the press conference after his answer.
Jan 21 - 12:27 PM

Following the fatal shooting at the Ft. Lauderdale airport on Friday, the plane for the Boston Bruins was diverted to Miami.

From the Bruins, "The Bruins team plane was diverted to Miami International Airport from Fort Lauderdale and landed at 5:05 pm. The thoughts and prayers of the Bruins organization are with the victims of today's shooting and the entire Fort Lauderdale community." The Bruins will take on the Panthers on Saturday.
Jan 6 - 7:29 PM

The Boston Bruins rank 28th in the league at converting power-play opportunities.

Boston has a dreadful 13.1% success rate in 2016-17. It's one of the main reasons they also rank near the bottom of the league in goals for per game at 2.30. Their power-play struggles are also in contrast to 2014-15 when they finished seventh with a 20.5% power-play success rate. "We’re not moving the puck or executing at a high pace," Patrice Bergeron said. "As a power play, you have to have that. When you give them time to reset and be back in their box, all the plays are going to be taken away and it’s tough to get anything going."
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 09:46:00 AM

Boston has scored 11 times on 75 power-play opportunities this campaign.

That 14.7 percentage ranks the team 22nd overall in the league. "We'd like to see it get better," said coach Claude Julien. "We are getting more shots. We are getting more opportunities. I think if we can keep working hard at finishing better, it will help a lot. That's both five-on-five and power plays. Confidence in scoring will make a big difference on the power play." Boston went 0-for-4 against Carolina on Thursday night.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 07:32:00 AM

Sunday's contest was the 726th game that Claude Julien has coached for the Boston Bruins.

He's now tied for second on the team's list with Milt Schmidt. Julien has a 405-233-88 record with the Bruins and led them to a Stanley Cup championship in 2011. The Bruins haven't been as effective in recent years though and are just 12-10-0 so far in 2016-17.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 09:37:00 AM

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