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Major change in the coaching staff of the Laval Rocket

Published May 17, 2024 at 6:01 PM
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Alexandre Desrosiers
May 17, 2024  (6:01 PM)
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In the final minutes, the Laval Rocket unveiled a major change behind their team's bench.

Assistant coach Kelly Buchberger will not be returning next season with the Canadiens' farm team.

Buchberger has signed a deal with the Devon Xtreme of the Alberta Junior Hockey League as head coach and general manager. It's an expansion team.

Throughout his coaching career, he has held various positions, including assistant coach and player development director for the Edmonton Oilers from 2008 to 2017.


At 57 years old, Buchberger has accumulated experience from 1,182 NHL games as a forward. He scored 105 goals and tallied 309 points, playing for the Oilers, Atlanta Thrashers, Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes, and Pittsburgh Penguins.

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