OTTAWA – Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion announced today the hiring of Martin Raymond as assistant coach.
Raymond, 49, joins Ottawa’s coaching staff composed of head coach Guy Boucher, associate coach Marc Crawford, assistant coach Rob Cookson, goaltending coach Pierre Groulx and video coach Kristopher Young.
A native of Pierrefonds, Que., Raymond worked previously with Boucher as an assistant coach with the American Hockey League’s Hamilton Bulldogs in 2009-10 and also held the same role with the Tampa Bay Lightning throughout Boucher’s tenure with the club. Most recently, he served as the head coach of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Drummondville Voltigeurs where he led the team to a record of 82-71-8 over 161 contests in two-plus seasons.
“We’re very fortunate to add someone with Martin’s diverse skill set to complete our staff,” said Boucher. “He fits our desire to add an NHL-experienced voice and augments our group to the point where we feel comfortable with the ratio with which we’ll be able to provide individual direction to players. Given his existing familiarity with my team-oriented expectations, he’s the right choice to help in the implementation and growth of a culture that is conducive to success.”
Raymond began his coaching career with the McGill University Redmen in 1993 and spent 14 seasons as the team’s head coach. He was recognized as the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) East coach of the year on four occasions, and in 2008 helped the Redmen capture the Queen’s Cup as OUA conference champion for the first time since 1946. He also played five seasons at McGill and recorded 253 points (109 goals, 144 assists) over 154 career games. He earned All-Canadian status following his final season of 1991-92, in which he was the team’s captain, before being named McGill’s male athlete of the year and the team’s most valuable player at season’s end. He completed a Masters degree in physical education at McGill in 1996.
Internationally, Raymond most recently served as an assistant coach with Team Canada at the 2015 U-20 World Junior Championship, where he helped the team win a gold medal.
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