Marie-Philip Poulin is a national women’s team star and joins Montreal Canadiens in the role of consultant

MONTREAL — Marie-Philip Poulin, a hockey great, has joined the Montreal CanadiensAs a consultant in player development, he will be working as the front office.

Part-time, Poulin will continue her playing career as a four-time Olympic gold medalist with Canada’s national women’s hockey team.

“Marie-Philip, one of the most talented players on the planet, has won at the highest levels which will be very beneficial to our players,” Kent Hughes, Canadiens general manager, said Tuesday in a statement. “Canadiens are a better team because of her leadership, knowledge and vision.”

According to the team, Poulin, 31, will be joining the players on the ice as well as in video sessions for individual and collective skill development.

Geoff Molson, team owner, stated in a statement that “She is the best of her field and her accomplishments are going to help us build a winning culture in the Canadiens.” Her arrival is yet another step in our quest to achieve the diversity we desire within our organization.

Poulin has been awarded 15 medals in international competitions. She also won three gold medals at The Olympics. Poulin was the first player in hockey to score a goal in four consecutive finals.

She won the gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Vancouver Games. Poulin had two goals and an assist during Canada's 3-2 win against the United States in Beijing in February.

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