The Canadiens have employed a substitute for Graham Rynbend, the staff’s longtime head athletic therapist.
Normal supervisor Kent Hughes introduced Tuesday that Jim Ramsay has been employed as the brand new director of sports activities, drugs and efficiency and also will be the pinnacle athletic therapist.
Rynbend, who was with the Canadiens for 19 seasons, was fired two weeks in the past after the Canadiens set a league file with 751 man-games misplaced to damage, breaking the file they set the earlier season with 720 man-games misplaced. Together with Rynbend, the Canadiens additionally fired Donald Balmforth after his second season because the staff’s head physiotherapist.
Hughes additionally introduced Tuesday the hiring of Maxime Gauthier as the brand new head physiotherapist.
Ramsay, 58, spent greater than 28 years as head athletic therapist with the New York Rangers and for the final six seasons additionally held the position of director of sports activities drugs. Jeff Gorton, the Canadiens’ government vice-president of hockey operations, was GM of the Rangers from 2015 to 2021.
Ramsay labored with the Winnipeg Jets for 5 seasons earlier than becoming a member of the Rangers and he has additionally labored with Crew Canada, together with the gold-medal groups on the 2002, 2010 and 2014 Wijnter Olympics. He graduated with honours in athletic remedy from the College of Manitoba and earned his Grasp of Science from California College of Pennsylvania.
When Gorton was requested concerning the damage points on the finish of the season, he stated: “I might say that our first dive is right this moment to begin to undergo the method with the gamers and our coaches. The following few days we’ll sit down with all people within the group. It’s one thing that we perceive we led the league in man-games final yr and I believe we broke the file this yr. So we’re fairly conscious of it and we’ll spend loads of time attempting to determine the place we bought to get higher. It’s undoubtedly one thing not misplaced on us.”
Gauthier, 45, has labored within the non-public sector as a physiotherapist since 2000. He has additionally labored with the Senior PGA Tour and the Ascoli Calcio soccer staff in Italy’s Serie B league.