Former Canadiens defenceman Patrice Brisebois is leaving his job as the Habs’ player development coach.

“It was Patrice’s decision to move on for family reasons,” said Donald Beauchamp, the team’s senior vice-president of communications and community relations.

The 43-year-old Brisebois, who has two young daughters, worked mainly with the Canadiens’ defence prospects. He often travelled to work with them on site, such as in Hamilton where the team’s farm club is located.