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Former NHL defenceman Robidas joins Canadiens' coaching staff as assistant

 

The Montreal Canadiens have named former NHL defenceman Stephane Robidas as an assistant coach on Martin St. Louis' staff.

 

The 45-year old Robidas spent last season as head coach of the Magog Cantonniers in the Quebec U18 AAA Development Hockey League.

 

He led the team to a league title and was named a finalist for coach of the year.

 

Robidas had taken a job as an assistant coach with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Sherbrooke Phoenix last month, prior to accepting the offer from the Canadiens.

 

Robidas was selected by the Canadiens in the seventh round (164th overall) of the 1995 NHL draft.

 

He had 57 goals and 201 assists over 937 regular-season games with Montreal, Dallas, Chicago, Anaheim and Toronto.

 

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