Andre Tourigny signed a one-year contract to be a part of Canada’s coaching staff for four upcoming international events, Hockey Canada announced Wednesday.
Tourigny will serve as an assistant coach at the 2021 world championship in Riga as well as the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, and will be head coach for the world juniors and world championship in 2022.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Andre Tourigny to Hockey Canada as a full-time coach for the 2021-22 season, as his extensive hockey pedigree makes him a key asset to our national teams,” executive Scott Salmond said. “Andre’s knowledge, insight, and international experience will be a critical factor in supporting our Olympic preparation in addition to leading Canada’s national junior team for the second consecutive year at the IIHF World Junior Championship. Andre will also contribute to our work with our NextGen players and coaches through his involvement with our development programs.”
Tourigny is taking a one-year leave from the Ottawa 67s to fulfill international duties. When his contract with Hockey Canada expires, he’ll return to the OHL.
The 46-year-old coached Canada to a silver medal at this year’s world juniors, and won gold as an assistant in 2020. He won QMJHL Coach of the Year in 2005-06, and is a two-time recipient of OHL Coach of the Year.
Tourigny also has experience in the NHL, serving as an assistant for the Colorado Avalanche (2013-15) and Ottawa Senators (2015-16).