Meet Canadian NHL coach Dominique Ducharme, current head coach for the Montreal Canadiens. Coach Ducharme and the Canadiens defeated the Las Vegan Golden Knights in 4 games advancing to the Stanley Cup Final; considered the lowest seed in the league, the Canadiens would make their first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 1993.
5’11 Dominique Ducharme was born on March 212, 1973, in Notre Dame-des Praires, a suburb of Joliette in Quebec, Canada. He is one of the children born to Lucille Adam and Jacques Ducharme, a technician who passed away on December 29, 2015. At the time of his death, Dominique was an assistant coach for Team Canada competing at the World Junior Championship; he learned about his father’s passing after Canada defeated Switzerland 3-2, he decided to stay with the team.
“He was proud that I was here,” Ducharme told RDS reporter Stephane Leroux. “It would make him die a second time if I quit.”
Coach Ducharme has one brother Stéphane Ducharme.
Dominique Ducharme Net Worth, Contract & Salary
Coach Dominique Ducharme has an estimated net worth of $2 million; it is unknown how much is Ducharme’s salary, but many suggested he got a salary increase after he was appointed interim coach.
Ducharme initially joined the Montreal Canadiens on April 27, 2018; the announcement of his contract was revealed by the Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin.
“With Dominique, we are very confident that we hired an excellent coach, a man who proved himself at the Junior level in the QMJHL. Furthermore, his experience on the international stage with Hockey Canada has given him valuable knowledge which will allow him to make the jump to the professional ranks. We are very happy to have him join the Canadiens’ organization,” added Bergevin.
Dominique Ducharme Playing Career
Dominique Ducharme was a four-year starter at the University of Vermont, recorded 148 points, 93 assists in 129 games; he graduated from Vermont with a degree in education. He later played with the ECHL teams the Raleigh IceCaps and the Huntington Blizzard; in 1995 played with the AHL team, the Cornwall Aces. Later on played for several teams in France, including the Orques d’Anglet; he retired in 2002.
Dominique Ducharme Playing Stats Awards and Career Highlights
- 1990-1991 season was named to the first all-star team.
- Named to ECAC Hockey Rookie All-Star Team.
- 1990-1991 Rookie of the Year.
- Became MVP of the 1990-1991 season.
His stats are listed below.
Dominique Ducharme Coaching Career
Dominique Ducharme started coaching at the University of Quebec at Troy Rivieres during the 2002-2003 season following his retirement. He got his first head coaching job with the Joliette L’Action of the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League.
In 2008, he became an assistant coach for the QMJHL team, the Montreal Junior Hockey Club, became head coach of the Halifax Mooseheads in 2011. He joined the Drummondville Voltigeurs during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons and Canada’s Junior Team in 2017 and 2018.
Appointed assistant head coach of the Montreal Canadiens in April 2018; named interim head coach following Claude Julien’s firing on February 24, 2021.
Dominique Ducharme Coaching Career Awards & Highlights
- During 2005-2006 while coaching the Joliette L’Action, won the Fred Page Cup.
- Recipient of the President’s Cup.
- Won the Jean Rougeau Trophy after the Halifax Mooseheads won during the 2012-2013 season.
- Recipient of the Ron Lapointe Trophy.
- 2017-18 season, awarded the Paul Dumont Trophy as the league’s Personality of the Year.
- Awarded with the Brian Kilrea Trophy awarded to the best coach during the 2012-2013 season
- Won the Memorial Cup with the Halifax Mooseheads (2012-2013 season).
- Recipient of the Brian Kilrea Trophy for the best coach during the 2012-13 season.
- Won a silver medal with Team Canada in 2016-17.
- Gold Medal with Team Canada in 2017-2018.
Dominique Ducharme Wife
Coach Dominique Ducharme is not married, but he sure has two incredible children.
Dominique Ducharme Children
Coach Dominique Ducharme has two amazing children, Xavier and Alexanne Ducharme. Xavier, 18, is a hockey player at Collège Esther-Blondin. His daughter Alexanne, 16 is an outstanding gymnast; they live with Dominique’s ex-wife in Joliette.