Predators expected to name Muller coach of AHL affiliate Staff

6/26/2011 1:12:47 PM

The Nashville Predators are expected to announce that Kirk Muller is the new head coach of their American Hockey League affiliate in Milwaukee on Monday.

After a lengthy NHL career and one season as the head coach of the Queen's Gaels, Muller was named an assistant coach with the Montreal Canadiens in 2006.

Kirk Muller's playing career in the NHL started in 1984 with the New Jersey Devils, who had drafted him second overall, behind Mario Lemieux.

The Canadiens acquired Muller in 1991 and he spent a little more than three seasons in Montreal, including one as team captain, and was instrumental in leading the franchise to its 24th Stanley Cup in 1993.

Through a 19-year playing career, Muller also played for the New York Islanders, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Florida Panthers and the Dallas Stars.

Muller also represented Canada at the World Championship (1985, 1986, 1987, 1989) and at the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo.

In 1,349 NHL games, Muller scored 357 goals and added 602 assists for a total of 959 points. With the Canadiens, he registered 247 points, including 104 goals, in 267 games.