MONTRÉAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, announced Wednesday the appointment of Rob Ramage as player development coach with the Club.
“We welcome Rob Ramage as part of our hockey personnel. Rob is a dedicated and competent hockey person who will contribute to our player development group. Our entire organization, and particularly our young defensemen will benefit from his experience and his knowledge”, said Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin.
Ramage, 55, was employed by the St. Louis Blues organization as amateur scout for the past two seasons (2012-13 and 2013-14). He also worked as an assistant coach with the OHL’s London Knights during the 2011-12 season.
Drafted first overall by the Colorado Rockies at the NHL Entry Draft in 1979, Rob Ramage played a total of 1,044 regular season games in the NHL between 1979 and 1994 with the Rockies, the Blues, the Calgary Flames, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Minnesota North Stars, the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Montreal Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers. He registered 564 points (139 goals, 425 assists), and was assessed 2,224 penalty minutes.
This former defenseman won the Stanley Cup for two different Canadian teams, with the Flames in 1989 and the Canadiens in 1993. Ramage played 21 games with the Canadiens during two seasons, including seven playoff contests in 1993. He was participated in four NHL All-Star Games (1981, 1983, 1986, 1988).
A native of Byron, Ontario, Ramage played his junior hockey with London of the OHL from 1975 to 1978. Rob Ramage and his wife, Dawn, have three children.
REORGANIZATION – HOCKEY PERSONNEL
The Canadiens also announced a reorganization within the hockey department. Rick Dudley was named senior vice president, hockey operations. Scott Mellanby was promoted to assistant general manager, to work along with Larry Carrière. Trevor Timmins was appointed vice president of player personnel, as well as retaining his responsibilities as the Club’s director of amateur scouting.