Our team can achieve high standards, and the time had come for a change.
Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin
"I have great respect for these two men whom I hold in high regard."
The announcement marks the end of Julien’s second stint as head coach of the team. He had been at the helm since taking over from Michel Therrien midway through the 2016-2017 season. He also coached the Habs from 2002-03 to 2005-06.
Muller has served as assistant coach since 2016 and won the 1993 Stanley Cup with the team as a player.
After a strong start to the season, the Habs are fourth place in the North Division and winless in their last three games following a shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.
Dominique Ducharme has been promoted to interim head coach and Alex Burrows has joined the coaching staff.
"In Dominique Ducharme, we see a very promising coach who will bring new life and new energy to our group," said Bergevin. "We feel that our team can achieve high standards and the time had come for a change."
A native of Joliette, Ducharme, 47, has served two seasons as an assistant coach with the Canadiens.
Bergevin and Ducharme will speak to the media this afternoon when the team arrives in Winnipeg for a game on Thursday.
Perry, an unrestricted free agent, signed a two-year, $2 million deal with the Lightning, the team he's lost against for the Stanley Cup in the last two seasons — one with the Habs at the end of June, and another as part of the Dallas Stars in 2020.
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In a July 29 Instagram post, Danault thanked Canadiens CEO Geoff Molson and general manager Marc Bergevin, as well as his wife and son. He also thanks Habs fans for their "energy and passion."
"My teammates [have] been unreal to me [the] last five years, we've been through everything and could not wish for a better group," he wrote, thanking his teammates for the memories they've created during his time on the Canadiens, including their historic Stanley Cup final run.
It's not the first time Danault has played for another NHL team. In 2011, Danault was drafted as the 26th pick for the Chicago Blackhawks before being traded to the Canadiens in 2016.
The Quebec native was known for his tradition of eating pizza after Habs wins. We'll miss you, 24!
Team Canada has just announced its roster for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and 58 Quebecers are heading to the Games to make the country proud, according to a press release from the Canadian Olympic Committee.
From experienced medal winners to first-time Olympians, the Quebec athletes on Team Canada have every chance to bring home some gold.