Appointed Assistant Coach with the Montreal Canadiens on April 27, 2018, Dominique Ducharme, 45, spent 10 seasons coaching in the QMJHL, including the last seven, from 2011 to 2018, as Head Coach with the Halifax Mooseheads (2011-16) and the Drummondville Voltigeurs (2016-18). Following the 2017-18 season, he was awarded the Paul Dumont trophy as the league's Personality of the Year.
At the helm of the Halifax Mooseheads from 2011 to 2018, Ducharme posted a record of 267-169-24 in 476 games. In 2012-13, his team led the CHL with a record of 58-6-3-1 earning him the Ron Lapointe Award as the QMJHL's Coach of the Year. In the playoffs, the Joliette native had a record of 52 wins and 26 losses and also captured the Memorial Cup in 2013. On the international stage, Ducharme was an assistant with the Canadian squad at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, and again for the Canada Under-18 National Team at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. He was Canada's Head Coach at the 2017 and 2018 World Junior Championship successively winning silver and gold.
In 2002-03, following a 15-year career as a player in Quebec and France, Ducharme made his coaching debut as an assistant with the UQTR Patriotes. He also coached the Joliette team in the QJAAAHL before making the jump to the QMJHL with the Montreal Junior in 2008-09.