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Claude Julien NHL timeline

Coached Canadiens, Devils, Bruins; hired again by Montreal on Tuesday

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Staff Writer

A timeline of the NHL coaching career of Claude Julien, who was hired by the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday, one week after being fired by the Boston Bruins:

Jan. 17, 2003 : Julien is named coach of the Canadiens. He is promoted from Hamilton, the Canadiens' American Hockey League affiliate, to replace Michel Therrien. Montreal goes 12-16-5 with three ties in 36 games and finish fourth in the Northeast Division. Despite finishing the season in the NHL, Julien wins the AHL Coach of the Year award.


READ: Canadiens fire coach Michel Therrien


2003-04: The Canadiens win 41 games, their most in a decade, and reach the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Jan. 14, 2006: Julien is fired by the Canadiens, with Montreal third in the Northeast Division at 19-16-6.

June 13, 2006: Julien is hired as coach by the New Jersey Devils.

April 2, 2007: The Devils fire Julien with three games left in the regular season and New Jersey leading the Atlantic Division with a 47-24-8 record.

June 22, 2007: The Bruins hire Julien as coach.

2007-08: Julien coaches the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. Boston, which had missed the playoffs in each of the previous two seasons, loses to the Canadiens in seven games in the first round.

May 14, 2009: The Bruins, the top seed in the Eastern Conference, lose to the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in overtime in Game 7 of the conference semifinals.

June 18, 2009: Julien wins the Jack Adams Award as NHL coach of the year.

May 14, 2010: The Bruins lose 4-3 to the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. They're the third NHL team to lose a playoff series after leading 3-0.

June 15, 2011: The Bruins defeat the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to win their first championship since 1972.

April 25, 2012: Despite winning the Northeast Division for the second straight season and entering the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Bruins lose to the Washington Capitals in Game 7 in the first round. All seven games are decided by one goal, the first time in NHL history that occurs, and four go to overtime.

June 24, 2013: The Bruins lose 3-2 to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

2013-14: Julien coaches the Bruins to the NHL's best regular-season record and the Presidents' Trophy. Their 54 wins are tied for the second-most in franchise history and their 117 points are third.

Feb. 23, 2014: Julien is behind the bench as an assistant when Canada defeats Sweden 3-0 to win the gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

May 14, 2014: The Bruins lose 3-1 to the Canadiens in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

2014-15: The Bruins miss the playoffs for the first time with Julien as coach.

Feb. 13, 2016: Julien wins his 500th game as an NHL coach when the Bruins defeat the Minnesota Wild 4-2.

March 7, 2016: Julien wins his 388th game with the Bruins, a 5-4 overtime victory against the Florida Panthers, to pass Art Ross for most wins by a Bruins coach.

Sept. 29: 2016: Julien is an assistant for Team Canada in its 2-1 victory against Team Europe to win the championship at the World Cup of Hockey 2016.

Feb. 7, 2017: The Bruins fire Julien. Boston is fourth in the Atlantic Division with a 26-23-6 record.

Feb. 14, 2017: One week after being fired by Boston, Julien is hired by Montreal, which is first in the Atlantic Division with a 31-19-8 record. For the second time, he replaces Therrien.

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