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Kirk Muller joins the Predators organization

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL -- David Poile, the Nashville Predators’ president of hockey operations and general-manager announced Monday the naming of Kirk Muller as head-coach of the organization’s AHL team, the Milwaukee Admirals.

The 45-year-old Muller spent the last five seasons as assistant-coach of the Canadiens, helping the team to reach the playoffs in their last four consecutive campaigns. The Kingston native also notably gave a boost to the Canadiens penalty-kill, helping the team rank in the league’s top 15 in that category during his time with the club, the Habs ranking 7th in 2010-11.

“The Montreal Canadiens would like to congratulate Kirk Muller on his appointment as head coach of the Milwaukee Admirals in the American Hockey League. We are grateful to Kirk for his commitment and loyal services to our team over the past five seasons. He will always remain a member of the Canadiens’ family and we wish him all the success in taking up this new challenge as head coach,” said Montreal Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier.

Muller spent 19 seasons as a player in the National Hockey League, posting 959 points in 1,349 games. He wore the Canadiens’ jersey from 1991 to 1995. In his nearly four seasons in Montreal, Muller recorded 247 points in 267 games and won the Stanley Cup in 1993 before being named team captain for their 1994-95 campaign.

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