Originally written on Hockey Fan Land  |  Last updated 11/12/14
After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2007 and firing general manager Pierre Gauthier shortly before the NHL’s regular season ended, the Montreal Canadiens have replaced him with Marc Bergevin. The 46-year-old former player will have enough time to get his feet wet in the organization before the annual draft takes place in June.    The Canadiens, who finished in last place in the 15-team Eastern Conference, introduced Bergevin at a press conference on May 2. He becomes the 17th general manager in the team’s long and storied history. Bergevin, who hails from the Montreal neighbourhood of Point St. Charles, started his NHL playing career as a defenseman with the Chicago Blackhawks after being drafted 59th overall in the third round of the 1983 entry draft.    He made his Blackhawks debut in the 1984/85 season and played for the Hartford Whalers, New York Islanders, Detroit Red Wings, Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks, and St. Louis Blues before ...
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