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Montreal Canadiens Hire Blackhawks' Bergevin

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    NEWSLETTERS

    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.