Marc Bergevin To Be Named Canadiens’ New GM

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Oh, sure — let’s break some very important news at 12:30 in the morning, why don’t we?

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Montreal Canadiens will be naming Blackhawks assistant general manager Marc Bergevin their new GM today. Here’s the story:

The Montreal Canadiens have selected Marc Bergevin as their new general manager, according to a source.

Bergevin served as assistant GM for the Blackhawks under Stan Bowman during the 2011-12 season. The 46-year-old Montreal native will replace the fired Pierre Gauthier. Bergevin spent seven seasons in the Hawks’ front office, the last as assistant to Bowman after being named to the position June 15, 2011. A former Hawks defenseman, Bergevin also held various other positions with the team, including Director of Player Personnel and assistant coach to Joel Quenneville.

This makes the second assistant GM the Blackhawks have lost in the past two seasons. Last year, the Winnipeg Jets hired away Kevin Cheveldayoff to become their new GM.

But does he speak French, since that’s apparently the most important skill to have when the Canadiens are hiring? Actually… yes. Check out the following videos.

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