Kirk Muller joins Montreal Canadiens as associate coach

Kirk Muller is back as a coach for the Montreal Canadiens.

Muller was a player on the Habs last Stanley Cup winning team in 1993

Kirk Muller rejoins the Montreal Canadiens coaching staff as an associate coach. Muller was an assistant coach for the team from 2006 to 2011 (Karl B DeBlaker/The Associated Press)

Kirk Muller is back as a coach for the Montreal Canadiens.

Team General Manager Marc Bergevin announced Thursday night Muller has been hired on as an associate coach. 

"Kirk has a thorough knowledge of the Montreal market, he enjoyed success as a player, and as captain of the Canadiens, and these assets will certainly contribute to the success of our team," Bergevin said in a news release.

This marks Muller's second go around as part of the Canadiens coaching staff after working as an assistant coach from 2006 to 2011.

Since then, he's had two other jobs in the NHL, as the head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes and, most recently, as an assistant coach with the St. Louis Blues.

As a player, Muller spent four seasons with the Habs. He was part of the franchise's last Stanley Cup win in 1993 and was named captain for the 1994-95 season.

Muller will be officially introduced as associate head coach Friday when he joins head coach Michel Therrien for a conference call.