Claude Julien (born April 23, 1960) is Canadian professional ice hockey head coach of the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He previously served as the head coach for the Montreal Canadiens and the New Jersey Devils. In the American Hockey League (AHL), he coached the Hamilton Bulldogs.
Julien was a NHL defenceman for the Quebec Nordiques in the 1984 and 1986 seasons.
Julien had previously played in the Ontario Hockey League for the Oshawa Generals and Windsor Spitfires. In the Central Hockey League he played for the Salt Lake Golden Eagles. In the IHL, Julien played for the Milwaukee Admirals. In the AHL, he played for the Fredericton Express, Baltimore Skipjacks, Halifax Citadels and Moncton Hawks.