Kent Hughes answers a question during a news conference introducing him as the Montreal Canadiens new general manager at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Jan. 19, 2022.

Boucher spent the past two seasons with the San Jose Sharks as a professional scout. He previously worked for the sports analytics company Sportlogiq.

“We are very happy to add Christopher Boucher to our team,” Hughes said in a news communiqué. “Christopher is an industry-proven hockey analytics specialist. We recognize the importance of analytics in today’s NHL and believe that Christopher is the right person to lead this department.”

Team said that among his duties, Boucher will assist management and the coaching staff by providing relevant statistical data to help them evaluate players and make strategic decisions.

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