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Ray Bennett
St. Louis Blues - Assistant Coach
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Ray Bennett joined the St. Louis Blues coaching staff as an assistant on December 13, 2006. He served seven seasons as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Kings from 1999-2006. While with the Kings, Bennett was involved in all areas of tactical and technical play while specializing in video analysis, computer assistance and statistical support.

Bennett was the manager of high performance/video for the Canadian Hockey Association and National Team and also served as their manager of coaching/initiation programs and as an assistant for Canada’s National Women’s Olympic Team, which earned a silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics. He was also an assistant coach responsible for video for Canada’s silver medal winning National Junior Team at the 1999 World Championships and the gold-medal winning Canadian National Women’s Team at the 1999 World Championships.

Bennett has also been head coach at Red Deer College and has worked for the Spokane Chiefs, the World Junior Hockey Championship Association, Hockey Canada, the Moose Jaw Warriors and the Alberta Amateur Hockey Association.

A graduate of the University of Alberta, Ray is a native of Innisfail, Alberta. He and his wife Karla have three children, Kale, Kassie and Max.

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It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.

— Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threatening illness