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Montreal Canadiens Hire Blackhawks' Bergevin

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Montreal Canadiens Hire Blackhawks' Bergevin

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(L-R) Duncan Keith #2, Marian Hossa #81 and Marc Bergevin celebrate after the Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in overtime to win the Stanley Cup in Game Six of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Wachovia Center on June 9, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pa.

The Chicago Blackhawks are again without an assistant general manager.

Marc Bergevin left the Hawks Wednesday to manage the Montreal Canadiens, according to ESPN. The team will announce Bergevin, a Montreal native, as their new executive vice president and general manager later Wednesday. He replaces the fired Pierre Gauthier.

"While it is never easy to lose someone of Marc Bergevin’s caliber, both professionally and personally, it is a tremendous opportunity for him and his family," Hawks GM Stan Bowman said in a statement.

Bergevin was assistant GM during the 2011-12 season. The former Hawks defenseman worked with team management for seven seasons.

"He has played a significant role in our success over the last several years as a member of the front office and coaching staff," Bowman said, "and his roots in Chicago stretch to 1983 when he was drafted by the Blackhawks."

During his NHL tenure, Bergevin also played with the New York Islanders, Hartford, Tampa Bay, Detroit, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Vancouver.

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