Doan, Nash to guide Canada administration workers for Environment Championship

Shane Doan and Rick Nash will lead the management staff members for Canada at the 2022 IIHF Environment Championship.

The tournament will be held in Helsinki and Tampere, Finland, from May possibly 13-29.

Doan, the chief growth officer for the Arizona Coyotes, will serve as normal supervisor for Canada. He also was GM for Canada at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, was assistant GM for Canada when it gained the 2021 Environment Championship and was a consultant for the 2019 Worlds. As a player he performed in the Worlds 6 situations (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009) and at the 2006 Torino Olympics.

“Last yr at the Environment Championships was an unbelievable knowledge, getting the potential to carry property the gold, and we want to do that once more,” Doan said. “Seem ahead to the opportunity to do it. Each and every time you dress in the maple leaf, you get excited and there is certainly an aspect of emotion and delight that goes with it. And I know when you connect with and converse to the NHL gamers, they are seriously fired up to have the possibility to do it this yr.”

Nash, director of participant advancement for the Columbus Blue Jackets, will be assistant GM. It will be his very first time in a management function for Hockey Canada. He performed for Canada at the Olympics three times (2006, 2010, 2014), profitable a gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and 2014 Sochi Olympics, and the Earth Championship four periods (2005, 2007, 2008, 2011).

Claude Julien was named coach for Canada, with D.J. Smith of the Ottawa Senators and Andre Tourigny of the Arizona Coyotes named assistants.

Julien coached Canada to a sixth-put end at the 2022 Olympics. The 2009 winner of the Jack Adams Award as NHL mentor of the yr, Julien is 16th in NHL background with 667 wins in 18 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils and Boston Bruins. He helped the Bruins acquire the Stanley Cup in 2011 and attain the Remaining in 2013.

“We felt like we had a small little bit of unfinished small business [from the Olympics] with Claude and [Hockey Canada senior vice president of hockey operations Scott Salmond] and I and we want to gain this thing,” Doan stated. 

Smith, in his 3rd season with the Senators, is 76-102-24. Ottawa is 28-40-7 this season and has been removed from competition for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Tourigny, in his very first year as an NHL mentor, is 22-48-5. The Coyotes have been eliminated from playoff rivalry.

Players for the crew will be declared at a later on date.

“I imagine we have obtained a good deal of desire in some gamers seeking to be part of us,” Julien said. “Our aim suitable now is to repeat what was performed final yr and that’s to occur again with a gold.”

Canada received the 2021 Earth Championship with a 3-2 additional time victory towards Finland in the championship match.

“We are fired up to unveil the management team and coaching employees that will guide Canada’s national men’s staff in its protection of very last year’s gold medal at the IIHF Planet Championship,” Hockey Canada CEO Tom Renney said. “This is a team that brings together lots of yrs of expertise at the NHL, CHL [Canadian Hockey League] and intercontinental degrees, and we seem ahead to constructing a crew that will put on the maple leaf with pride in Finland up coming thirty day period.” team writer Mike Zeisberger contributed to this report