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Montreal Canadiens sign Alexandre Burrows to three-year extension

The assistant coach stays with the big club.

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The Montreal Canadiens have rounded out their coaching staff by officially announcing a three-year contract extension with assistant coach Alexandre Burrows.

Burrows was expected to be back with the organization this season, and the news is not surprising. After Dominique Ducharme and Luke Richardson were signed to contract extensions, and Trevor Letowski added to the staff, it was only a matter of time that Burrows would be signed as well.

Burrows was promoted to the NHL with the Canadiens when Claude Julien and Kirk Muller were fired this past season. Burrows mostly worked with the forwards and on the power play, which seemed to improve as the year went on. He started his three-year contract and coaching career with the Laval Rocket, and is now the only bench coach remaining in the organization from Joël Bouchard’s staff.

Burrows is the eighth coach signed to a new contract or hired this off-season by the Canadiens and general manager Marc Bergevin. The others, aside from those mentioned above were NHL goaltending coach Eric Raymond, and the Laval Rocket staff of Jean-François Houle, Kelly Buchberger, and Martin Laperrière.