After 25 years as a video service instructor, Mario Leblanc has decided to take a step back. He is retiring from his role, but will remain involved in the hockey department of the Montreal Canadiens.
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Daniel Harvey, who held the same role with the Laval Rocket last season, has meanwhile been promoted, the organization announced on Monday.
"On behalf of the entire organization, I want to thank Mario for all his years of loyal service with the Canadiens," general manager Kent Hughes said in a statement. Working behind the scenes for over 25 years, Mario held a key role on the coaching staff. At the same time, I want to congratulate Daniel on his arrival in the team.
The staff of head coach Martin St-Louis is not at the first change this summer. Stéphane Robidas has notably been hired as an assistant to replace Luke Richardson, who was recently appointed pilot for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Present during the last campaign, Alexandre Burrows, Trevor Letowski and Éric Raymond will be back.