The Hockey Writers’ Fred Poulin reports that Eric Veilleux will also join the Habs and become Hartley’s assistant. Hartley was the coach in Colorodo from 1998-2002, winning a Stanley Cup in 2001. Upon being fired from the Avalanche after 31 games in the 2002-03 season, Hartley found a job with the Atlanta Thrashers, where he coached until the beginning of the 2007 campaign. Most recently, Hartley was coaching the ZSC Lions in Switzerland in the first of a one-year deal and was a special assistant to this year’s Memorial Cup-winning Shawinigan Cataractes, where Veilleux was the head coach.
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