The Lewiston Maineiacs’ front office restructuring continued Tuesday with the appointment of the team’s new governor.

And the name ought to be familiar to Maineiacs’ fans.

According to team sources, Alain Chaput will be the Maineiacs’ new governor, assuming one of the roles of departing team president Matt McKnight.

The position of governor in the QMJHL is largely administrative, representing the team in league meetings and decisions.

Chaput is the father of former Lewiston skater Stefan Chaput and current Lewiston forward Michael Chaput.

Back in the 1970s, Alain Chaput played four seasons in the QMJHL, one with Sherbrooke and three more with Sorel. He was drafted by the Flyers in the 6th round of the NHL draft, but never played for them.

Alain Chaput is based out of Montreal, and will remain so in the future. He was hired, according to the team source, in part because he is “well-connected” in Quebec hockey circles.


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