Yesterday, Marc Bergevin was named the 17th General Manager in Canadiens history.
Prior to this appointment, the 46-year-old served as assistant GM for the Chicago Blackhawks under Stan Bowman during the 2011-12 campaign and spent the last seven seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks. In that time, he held various other positions with the team, including Director of Player Personnel and assistant coach
The Pointe-Saint-Charles native also played 20 seasons in the NHL, totaling 1191 games and 1090 penalty minutes in the process.
Formally introduced to the media Wednesday afternoon, Bergevin seemed at ease with the media, even cracking the occasional joke. Quite a departure from his two predecessors, to say the least.
For those of you who may have missed the Press Conference, here is a short clip of Geoff Molson introducing his newest hire.
So, what were your first impressions of the new General Manager?
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(Video via CanadiensWebcaster)