By: Hamilton Bulldogs
06/20/2012 12:02 PM -
MONTREAL, QC – Montreal Canadiens Executive Vice President and General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the appointment of Donald Dufresne as assistant coach and Vincent Riendeau as goaltending consultant with the Hamilton Bulldogs. They will join Head Coach Sylvain Lefebvre and Assistant Coach Ron Wilson behind the ‘Dogs bench.
Riendeau, 46, played 184 games over eight seasons in the NHL with the Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins and recorded 85 wins, 65 losses, 20 ties and five shutouts. He also spent parts of five seasons in the AHL playing in 98 games and recording 61 wins, 31 losses, three ties and six shutouts.Riendeau continued his career in Europe playing in Germany, Switzerland and Great Britain before becoming the first North American-born netminder to play with a Russian Superleague team when he suited up with the HC Lada Togliatti. He joined the Toronto Maple Leafs after his retirement in 2001 as a goaltending consultant and then spent the 2004-2005 season with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the QMJHL as the goaltending coach. Since 2005, Riendeau has been working with several different European league teams on a consulting basis, including the Adler Mannheim, Germany (2005-2007), HC Fribourg-Gotteron, Switzerland (2007), Huskies Kassel (2008-2009) and Hamburg Freeze, Germany (2010-2012). The native of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec owns a goaltending school with summer camps in several Quebec areas, and runs the Vincent Riendeau Hockey School at the North American Hockey Academy, in Vermont.
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