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Friday, July 16, 2010

Official Press Release - Larry Carriere Becomes Assistant GM

MONTREAL CANADIENS ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT OF LARRY CARRIÈRE AS ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER/PLAYER PERSONNEL

MONTREAL (July 16, 2010) – Montreal Canadiens General Manager Pierre Gauthier announced today the appointment of Larry Carrière as Assistant General Manager/Player Personnel. His nomination is effective immediately.

“We are extremely happy to announce the appointment of Larry Carrière as Assistant General Manager/Player Personnel. Larry brings with him an important background in the NHL in several key areas such as recruitment, player evaluation and player development. He will be a key contributor to our hockey management team”, said Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier.

Larry Carrière was a member of the Washington Capitals organization since 2004 as pro scout. He spent the previous two decades with the Buffalo Sabres, handling the duties of Assistant General Manager from 1995 to 2004 (including a brief stint as General Manager in 1997). With the Sabres, he also worked as Director of Player Evaluation (1993 to 1995), as well as amateur scout (1983 to 1993).

“I am very pleased to join the Montreal Canadiens organization. Having grown up in the Montreal boroughs of Parc-Extension and Ville St-Laurent, I am grateful for this opportunity to bring my experience to the Canadiens. I have a great deal of respect for the tradition of the organization, and the passion of its fan base. I look forward to this new challenge, and will do my best to contribute to the success of the Canadiens for many years to come ", said Larry Carrière.

During his tenure with the Capitals, the team won the President’s Cup in 2010, and the AHL affiliate team, the Hershey Bears, captured the Calder Cup on three separate occasions (2010, 2009 and 2006). While with the Sabres organization in the position of Assistant General Manager, the Rochester Americans also won the Calder Cup in 1996.

A native of Montreal, Larry Carrière played seven seasons in the NHL between 1972 and 1980. Selected in the second round, 25th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in 1972, he played 367 career regular season games with Buffalo, Atlanta, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Toronto. He registered 90 points (16 goals, 74 assists) and totaled 462 penalty minutes. He reached the Stanley Cup Finals with the Sabres in 1975.

Larry Carrière, 58, holds a Bachelor of Commerce and earned a Major in Business Administration from Loyola College in Montreal (1972). He also attended Michigan University in Business Management (1981).

2 comments:

It's a good move. He was head of pro scouting with the Caps who seem to acquire a series of good players.

I like this move.

Hi Delia and thanks for your comment!

I'm in 100% agreement with you. Carriere did great things with the Caps and can only benefit the Canadiens organization.

I hope to see a positive new direction in player development for the Habs.

K.

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