Tampa Bay Lightning name Guy Boucher Head Coach

Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today at a press conference at the St Pete Times Forum that he has selected Guy Boucher to coach the team. In making the announcement, Yzerman spoke to the fact that Boucher has been on his radar for the past couple seasons. "Guy is an extremely intelligent, educated, and knowledgeable hockey person, he has had a positive impact on every organization he has ever been a part of. He will create a culture, a winning environment."

While Boucher has never coached in the NHL before, he has had experience in both the AHL with the Hamiltion Bulldogs and in the Quebec Junior Major hockey league with Drummondville. Boucher has also worked extensively with Hockey Canada, where he won a Gold Medal as an assistant coach for the IIHF's World Junior Championship. An interesting side note, Boucher has three degrees: a masters in Sports Psychology, and Bachelors in Engineering and History.