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Frantz Jean

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Owner and Head Goaltending Coach
 
Frantz Jean has been involved in hockey for more then 35 years. Playing minor hockey in the Town of Mount-Royal in Montreal Qc. Frantz started teaching goaltending at the age of 14 and for the past 30 years he has coached in numerous goaltending schools, some under the supervision of Hall of famer Vladislav Tretiak, François Allaire and Phil Myre. He also operated a Goalie school with the present Vancouver Canucks Goaltending Coach and ex-NHLer, Roland Melanson.
 
The NHL Tampa Bay Lightning named Frantz Jean as goaltending coach on September 7, 2010. Entering his 6th season, he works with all goaltenders in the organization. During his tenure with the Lightning, Jean has helped guide the organization’s goaltenders to the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, 2014 NHL Conference Quarterfinal, 2013 Calder Cup Final (AHL), 2012 Calder and Kelly Cup (ECHL) Championships as well as the 2011 NHL Eastern Conference Final. Under Jean’s tutelage Ben Bishop has blossomed into one of the NHL’s top goaltenders. During the 2013-14 season, his first as a No. 1, he was named a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL’s top goaltender.  Bishop followed that up with a record-setting campaign in 2014-15 in which he established a franchise and personal best with 40 wins.  His success carried over to his first Stanley Cup Playoff appearance, as he posted a 13-11 record with three shutouts, including two in Game 7’s, as he helped the Lightning reach the franchise’s second Stanley Cup Final.  Jean was also instrumental in aiding the transition of Russian phenom Andrei Vasilevskiy from the KHL to the North American style of play. The 20-year-old made his NHL debut in 2014-15, posting a 7-5-1 record with a .918 save percentage and 2.36 goals-against average with one shutout.
 

Prior to joining Tampa Bay, Jean spent 12 years with the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL. During Jean’s time with the Wildcats, the team won two league championships (2005-06, 2009-10) and allowed the least number of goals in a season on four occasions. Under his mentorship, Wildcats goalies have earned league MVP, defensive player of the year, goaltender of the year,  first and second team All-Star team awards and several league goaltending records.

 

Jean was also member of the coaching staff on the 2009 and 2010 Hockey Canada Under 18 teams that won gold medals at the Ivan Hlinka international tournament.

 

Jean played major junior hockey with St. Hyacinthe and Victoriaville of the QMJHL, and after a tryout with the Montreal Canadiens in 1991, earned a scholarship to the Université de Moncton where he played for four and a half seasons with les Aigles Bleus, winning the 1994-95 national championship and being named to the 1992-93 AUAA First All-Star Team.

 
Since 2002, Frantz has done numerous Goaltending seminars for the Atlantic Center of Excellence, for Hockey Canada’s advance coaching programs and at the International Coaching Conference, to name a few. From 2006 to 2010, Frantz was also a member of Hockey Canada’s National Goaltending Consultants Team.  

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