Former Assistant Coach of the Ottawa Senators, Andre Tourigny, has agreed to jump back behind the bench, this time as a Head Coach.
Tourigny, hired by the Senators on July 3rd 2015 and fired May 2nd 2016, has returned to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) to coach the Halifax Mooseheads.
Prior to his NHL stint, Tourigny spent 2002 to 2013 with the Rouyn – Noranda Huskies, winning the Ron Lapointe Trophy (coach of the year) during the 2005 – 2006 season.
could probably have another name now on their list, Bruce Boudreau.
Sportsnet’s Mike Johnson recently wrote that the Ottawa Senators are believed to be interested in acquiring the services of recently fired head coach Bruce Boudreau.
With 8 division titles, and over 680 NHL games coached, Boudreau is certainly one of the more experienced coaches that have been linked to the Senators.
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun recently wrote a column about the 2016 NHL Entry draft and how newly hired Senators GM Pierre Dorion plans to approach the draft.
While Dorion didn’t dismiss the possibility of trading the Senators 1st round draft pick (12th overall), he had this to say:
At the end of the day, if I had to predict where we’re going to pick in Buffalo, I’d probably have to say we’re going to pick 12th.
Q – Round up : Gagne vs. Perron
2015 Second round draft pick Gabriel Gagne picked up an assist (9 goals, 10 assists in the playoffs thus far) in a 6 – 3 win over 2015 first round draft pick Thomas Chabot (3 goals, 18 assists) and the Saint John Sea Dogs.
Gagne and the Shawinigan Cataractes won the series 4 – 1 and moved on to play for the President Cup.
2014 Seventh round draft pick Francis Perron picked up 2 goals and had an assist (10 goals, 14 assists in 13 GP) in a 5 – 4 come from behind win over Senator prospect Cody Donaghey and the Moncton Wildcats.
Donaghey had 2 assists in the loss and finished his playoff season with 1 goal and 7 assists in 17 gp.
Perron and the Rouyn – Noranda Huskies took the series 4 – 2 and moved on to play for the President Cup.