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Meet new Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher

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Guy Boucher (GEE boo-SHAY)

Birthdate/place: Aug. 3, 1971; Notre-Dame-du-Lac, Quebec

Playing career: Left wing at Montreal's McGill University, 1991-95. Pro in France 1995-96. IHL Quebec 1996

Education: Graduated from McGill with degrees in history and biosystems engineering. Master's in sports psychology from University of Montreal.

Coaching career: Assistant coach Rouyn-Noranda of Quebec Major Junior Hockey League 1997-2000. Head coach Lac Saint-Louis in Midget AAA Development League 2000-03. Assistant coach QMJHL Rimouski 2003-06. Head coach QMJHL Drummondville 2006-09. Head coach AHL Hamilton, affiliate of Montreal Canadiens, 2009-10. Three-time assistant for Canada under-18 national team (2008 world championship gold) and for 2009 under-20 world championship team (won gold).

Personal: Wife Marsha; three children, son Vincent, turns 8 on June 24, and twin girls, Mila and Naomi, 6

About the scar: Boucher is coy about how he got the prominent scar on his right cheek, saying only it's not hockey-related. "I didn't tell anybody back home (what it's from), so it's like this little enigma," he said, laughing. "My kids don't even know."

Meet new Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher 06/08/10 [Last modified: Friday, June 11, 2010 12:45am]
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