The Montreal Canadiens announced several changes to their medical staff, but most notable was the retirement of longtime team doctor, Dr. David Mulder.
He was in the organization for a remarkable 60 years and he will remain as an advisor in emeritus status. He will be replaced by Dr. Dan Deckelbaum who will now be the Head Team Physician while Dr. Thierry Pauyo is now the Head Orthopedic Surgeon. Matthew Moore was hired as a Massage Therapist, Daniel Chammas was promoted to Assistant Athletic Trainer and Marie-Pierre Néron was hired to replace Chammas in Laval as an Assistant Therapist with the Rocket.
“On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to warmly thank Dr. David Mulder for all his years of service with the Canadiens,” said Geoff Molson. “Dr. Mulder has dedicated his entire life to our organization. We will miss his passion, his professionalism, and how he treated everyone around him. I also want to take the time to congratulate Dr. Dan Deckelbaum on this well-deserved promotion.”
Mulder was one of the most recognizable staff members around the team and his involvement with player care in the aftermath of major injuries or health events made a lasting impact on his legacy with the organization. We with him the best of luck in retirement.