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Avalanche name Foote as defence development consultant, Tourigny as assistant coach

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche hired Andre Tourigny as an assistant coach to Patrick Roy, and former defenceman Adam Foote is rejoining the team as a defence development consultant.

The Avalanche also announced on Monday that Craig Billington, the vice-president of player development and minor league operations, has been named assistant general manager. Mario Duhamel is the team’s new video coach.

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Tourigny has spent the past 11 seasons as head coach and general manager of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Duhamel has been head coach of the Drummondville Voltigeurs in that league for four seasons.