Jean Perron (b. October 5, 1946 in Saint-Isidore-d'Auckland, Quebec) was a head coach for the National Hockey League Montreal Canadiens and Quebec Nordiques. Perron coached the Habs for three seasons, and led them to a Stanley Cup in 1986. He was last rookie coach to win the Stanley Cup. In Quebec City, he led the Nordiques for one season, 1988. He also coached in the AHL with the Manitoba Moose and in the IHL with the San Francisco Spiders.

He also coached the NHL All-Stars in Rendez-vous '87.

At the end of his coaching career, Perron became a hockey analyst for different media in Quebec and appeared regularly on TQS's sports debates show 110%. He was often mocked for his incorrect use of proverbs and idioms and a book, Les Perronismes supposedly listing his most famous linguistic faux-pas was published in 2001. Perron sued the authors.

In 2004 Perron was named the coach of the Under 18 national hockey team and senior national team of Israel. He has since led both teams to new heights with Israel being promoted to Division I International Ice Hockey Federation world championships for one year and the U18 team being promoted to Division II.

Coaching record[edit | edit source]

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
MTL 1985–86 80 40 33 7 - 87 2nd in Adams Won Stanley Cup
MTL 1986–87 80 41 29 10 - 92 2nd in Adams Lost in Third Round
MTL 1987–88 80 45 22 13 - 103 1st in Adams Lost in Second Round
QUE 1988–89 46 16 25 5 - (61) 5th in Adams Missed Playoffs
SF 1995–96 82 40 32 - 10 90 3rd in South Lost in First Round
MTB 1996–97 50 16 26 - 8 (74) 5th in Midwest (Fired During Season)

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jacques Lemaire
Head Coach of the Montreal Canadiens
Succeeded by
Pat Burns
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