Foote rejoins Avs as consultant

The Colorado Avalanche hired Andre Tourigny as an assistant
coach to Patrick Roy, and former defenseman Adam Foote is rejoining
the team as a defense 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.

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.