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MICHEL THERRIEN (2000-)

Michel
Therrien

2000 -
Date of birth November 4th, 1963
Place of birth Montreal, QC, CAN
Seasons - MTL 4
Seasons - NHL 7
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
T Ties - Games that have ended in a tie
OTL Overtime losses - Games lost in overtime
PTS Points - Team points, calculated from W, L, T, OTL and SOL; used to determine standings
TOTALS 238 106 91 23 18 258
2000-2001 62 23 27 6 6 58
2001-2002 82 36 31 12 3 87
2002-2003 46 18 19 5 4 45
2012-2013 48 29 14 0 5 68
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
RESULT Result
TOTALS 17 7 10  
2001-2002 12 6 6 Conference semifinals
2012-2013 5 1 4 Conference quarterfinals
Michel Therrien coached in the QMJHL and the AHL before he was hired for by the Canadiens for his first NHL coaching job on November 20, 2000.

After he replaced Alain Vigneault, Therrien and the Canadiens struggled and managed only 70 points, missing the playoffs.

In 2001-02, in his first full season behind the bench, the Canadiens recorded 87 points, an impressive 17-point improvement over the previous year.

Led by Jose Theodore’s stellar play in goal, the underdog Canadiens upset the Boston Bruins in six games in the opening round of the playoffs.

The team went on to win the first two games of the next round against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Canadiens dropped the next four, though, and were eliminated in six games.

At the end of the season, Theodore won the Hart Trophy, Vezina Trophy and Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award and was named to the NHL Second All-Star Team.

In 2002-03, Therrien got off to a promising start with a 16-12-6 mark. The Canadiens, however, won only two of their next 12 games, and general manager Andre Savard decided to fire Therrien. He was replaced by Claude Julien.

In 191 regular season games as the Canadiens’ coach, Therrien maintained a 77-77-37 record.

On June 5, 2012, Michel Therrien is named head coach of the Canadiens for the second time in his career.