Julien named Canada's head coach, Doan GM for men's hockey worlds
Julien coached Canadian men's team at Beijing Olympics, where they finished 6th
Shane Doan will lead Canada's front office while Claude Julien will run the coaching staff at next month's world men's hockey championship.
Doan was GM of the national men's team at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, where Canada finished sixth.
He was an assistant GM with Canada's gold medal team at the 2021 world championships and was part of the management staff of Canada's 2019 Spengler Cup-winning team.
Doan will be joined by assistant general manager Rick Nash and senior vice-president of hockey operations and assistant general manager Scott Salmond.
He helped Canada to an Olympic gold medal in 2014 and gold at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey as an assistant and has twice been an assistant with the world junior team, winning silver in 1999 and bronze in 2000.
Julien most recently served as head coach of the Montreal Canadiens from 2017-21, and was in the same role from 2003-06. He spent 10 seasons (2007-17) as head coach of the Boston Bruins, winning a Stanley Cup championship in 2011 and the Jack Adams Award as NHL coach of the year in 2008-09.
Julien will be joined by assistants D.J. Smith (Ottawa Senators) and Andre Tourigny (Arizona Coyotes).
"We are excited to unveil the management group and coaching staff that will lead Canada's national men's team in its defence of last year's gold medal at the IIHF World Championship," Hockey Canada chief executive officer Tom Renney said in a release. "This is a group that combines many years of experience at the NHL, CHL and international levels, and we look forward to building a team that will wear the Maple Leaf with pride in Finland next month."
The world championship begins May 13 in Helsinki and Tampere, Finland.