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Carbonneau steps down as Sags coach, names Hubert coach, Fortier GM

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CHICOUTIMI, Que. - Guy Carbonneau has stepped down as coach of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens but will stay on as president of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League club.

The former Montreal Canadiens player and coach named Marc-Etienne Hubert, an assistant with the team since 2005, as head coach.

Former NHL forward Marc Fortier was named general manager.

Carbonneau moved in behind the bench in February after Richard Martel was fired. Hubert went 3-0-0 as interim coach before Carbonneau took over.

''I had a chance to work for two months with him. He is the man for the job,'' Carbonneau told the team's website on Wednesday.

Hubert, 33, played for the Sagueneens in the 1990s and was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes, but then played for the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres and in Europe.

The 45-year-old Fortier starred for Chicoutimi in the 1980s, leading the league in scoring with 201 points in 1986-87. His number 20 is retired by the club and he was inducted into the QMJHL Hall of fame in 2009. He was working as a scout for the Colorado Avalanche.

Fortier played parts of five seasons for the Quebec Nordiques and in 1992-93 played 10 games for the Ottawa Senators and six more for the Los Angeles Kings. He then played 11 years in Europe, and was a member of two Spengler Cup-winning Canadian teams.

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