After an extremely disappointing 6-15-2 start, the Montreal Canadiens relieved general manager Marc Bergevin, assistant Trevor Timmins, and senior VP of public affairs and communications Paul Wilson of their duties.
Bergevin became the Canadiens general manager in 2012 and in his tenure as GM, the Canadiens amassed a record of 344-265-81 with an Eastern Conference final run in 2014 and Stanley Cup Final run in 2020. But with the Canadiens’ early struggles, Bergevin decided it was time to move on.
Former New York Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton has been hired as executive vice president of hockey operations will handle day-to-day duties until replacements are named.
The Canadiens announced, “While the next general manager will bring significant hockey expertise to the organization, an additional criterion of that person’s role will be to communicate with fans in both French and English.”
Some candidates for the Canadiens GM role include Mathieu Darche and Patrick Roy.