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Jean-François Houle
Born (1975-01-14)January 14, 1975,
Charlesbourg, Quebec, Canada
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Right
Pro clubs AHL
Fredericton Canadiens
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
New Orleans Brass
Tallahassee Tiger Sharks
NHL Draft 99th overall, 1993
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1997–2002

Jean-François Houle (born January 14, 1975) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the Laval Rocket in the American Hockey League (AHL).[1] He was the head coach of the Bakersfield Condors during their last season in the ECHL. He was then hired by the Edmonton Oilers to be an assistant coach of their relocated AHL franchise that became the Bakersfield Condors in 2015, where he remained until 2021.

Houle attended Clarkson University where he played NCAA Division I hockey with the Golden Knights men's ice hockey team. Houle was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the 4th round (99th overall) of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

In 2002, following a five-year career as a professional hockey player, Houle re-joined the Clarkson Golden Knights as an assistant coach. In 2010, he accepted the position of head coach for the Lewiston MAINEiacs of the QMJHL, and the following season he moved to take on the head coaching job with Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.

Houle is the son of longtime Montreal Canadiens forward and general manager Réjean Houle.[2]

Awards and honours

Award Year
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 1997
Ron Lapointe Trophy - QMJHL Coach of the Year 2011–12 [3]


External links

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