Claude Julien has been named the federal captain of the Canadian men’s hockey team at the Beijing Winter Olympics.
|Claude Julien became a captain (Image: Getty Images)|
The Canadian Federation named the professional staff on Friday, which was assigned to Julian, who has also served on three teams (Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins) in the North American Professional League (NHL) for the past 20 years. The 61-year-old won the Stanley Cup with the Boston Guard in 2011 as his biggest success.
The professional crew also includes Tyler Dietrich, who previously worked in Hungary for five years, captained the junior national team, has been employed by the Canadian Federation since 2016, and has held several major tournaments, including the 2018 Olympics and three senior world championships. He was with the national team.
The team was originally assigned to NHL Tampa Bay Lightning manager John Cooper, but after the league decided in December not to play in the Beijing games – more than a hundred games had to be postponed due to the pandemic – another solution had to be worked out. have found. To lead the Olympic team.
Federation leader Tom Rainey has confirmed that even when there are no NHL players, they are trying to assemble a framework of lower tier and European League hockey players who stand a chance of winning a gold medal.
Of the 24 previous occasions, Canada’s men’s team has not competed in the Winter Olympics only twice (1972 and 1976), winning medals 16 times: nine times as a winner, most recently in 2014. It took a bronze medal four years ago, even without members NHL.
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