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Justin Trudeau salutes Claude Julien ahead of debut

Canadian Prime Minister tweets support for new Canadiens coach

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Add Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the list of people excited to see Claude Julien coaching the Montreal Canadiens again.

Tweet from @JustinTrudeau: Nice to see Claude Julien behind the bench again for the @CanadiensMTL. Welcome back. #GoHabsGo

The Canadiens hired Julien on Tuesday and he coached his first game on Saturday, a 3-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets in Montreal on Hockey Day in Canada. His first stint in Montreal was from 2003-2006. He had spent the last 10 seasons in Boston, winning the Jack Adams Award in 2009 and Stanley Cup in 2011.

Trudeau grew up a huge Canadiens fan. He even welcomed the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Canada last summer with a tour around Bell Centre in Montreal and a youth hockey game.

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