The Montreal Canadiens announced today the appointment of Stephan Lebeau as an assistant coach with the Hamilton Bulldogs.
“Stephan has a wealth of knowledge as a hockey coach. His experience and ability to work with young players will be tremendous assets for our organization. We are extremely pleased to have him join our coaching staff in Hamilton,” stated Canadiens and Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin.
Lebeau, 45, has spent the last five seasons as head coach and hockey coordinator with the Bishop’s College School in Lennoxville, Que. Prior to that, he was head coach of the Midget "AAA" team in Magog, Que., from 2006-08, and head coach at Victoriaville of the QMJHL from 2004-06.
Lebeau played 16 professional seasons, including a record-setting campaign as a rookie with the Sherbrooke Canadiens in 1988-89. That year, Lebeau was named the league’s MVP and rookie of the year as he established AHL records with 70 goals and 134 points; the goals record still stands today, while the points total is now the second-highest in league history.
Lebeau went on to play 373 games in the NHL with Montreal and Anaheim, and won the Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1993.
Lebeau joins head coach Sylvain Lefebvre, assistant coach Donald Dufresne and goaltending consultant Vincent Riendeau on the Hamilton Bulldogs’ coaching staff.