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.