Marc Bergevin to be Announced as the Montreal Canadiens’ New G.M.

The Montreal Canadiens have hired Marc Bergevin as their new General Manager.

Marc Bergevin

The 46-year-old Bergevin arrives from the Chicago Blackhawks’ front office where he held a variety of positions for the past seven seasons. Bergevin also played for the Blackhawks, one of eight teams for which he played during a 20-year career.

Marc Bergevin spent his seventh season with the Blackhawks as Assistant General Manager after being named to the position on June 15, 2011. Bergevin has held various other positions in the organization, most recently as Director of Player Personnel.

Bergevin, a Montreal native, served as an Assistant Coach on Joel Quenneville’s staff during the 2008-09 campaign. He also spent three years on the Blackhawks scouting staff, including one as Director of Pro Scouting during the 2007-08 season.

Originally selected by the Blackhawks in the third round (59th overall) of the 1983 Entry Draft, Bergevin spent 20 seasons in the National Hockey League as a defenseman, collecting 181 points (36G, 145A) in 1,191 games with Chicago (1984-89), the New York Islanders (1989-90), Hartford Whalers (1990-92), Tampa Bay Lightning (1992-95, 2002-03), Detroit Red Wings (1995-96), St. Louis Blues (1996-2001, 2001-02), Pittsburgh Penguins (2000-01, 2002-04) and Vancouver Canucks (2003-04).

Bergevin also skated in 80 career Stanley Cup Playoffs contests with five different teams, recording nine points (3G, 6A) and 52 penalty minutes.

Bergevin and his wife, Ruth, reside in Chicago and have three children: two sons, Wes and Rhett, and a daughter, Elle.

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  1. philippe ouimet

     /  May 2, 2012

    Finally some great news!!!!. As a fan I’m tickled pink !!!! It would have been very hard to do worse than Houle, Gainey / Gauthier. Marc Bergevin brings that much needed passion and people skills that Geoff Molson was looking for… the guy has a special way to make people comfortable. As most hockey buffs know Marc brings a wealth of hockey experience plus he is well known for his FLAIR when it comes to talent which the CH will benefit IMMEDIATELY at the draft table in Pittsburg next month….Timmins won’t screw up this time. Gros merci Mr.Molson / Savard

  2. Refreshing if anything. Timmons ‘ strength is finding great talent as well so the two must see eye to eye or Timmons will be gone. By his own admission, Bergevin is not good with numbers so he will learn on the job re salary cap etc. As long as he knows that Gomez % 7 million = zero return on the dollar – then all is good!

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