Marc Bergevin’s tenure as GM of the Montreal Canadiens will last for a while longer. On Wednesday, the team announced that they have signed Bergevin to an extension through the 2021-22 season.
This new contract won’t kick in for another year as Bergevin had one season left on his initial five year deal.
Bergevin joined the Canadiens in May of 2012, replacing interim GM Larry Carriere who had taken over temporarily from former GM Pierre Gauthier. He had spent the previous seven years with Chicago in a variety of roles, including Assistant GM, Director of Player Personnel, and Assistant Coach.
Bergevin brought in the entire Montreal and St. John’s coaching staffs while also adding the likes of Martin Lapointe, Rick Dudley, and Scott Mellanby to the front office.
The Habs have played a total of 234 regular season games under Bergevin heading into Wednesday’s action, posting a 141-68-25 record; the win total is good enough for 3rd in the NHL over that time span. The Canadiens have also made the postseason in each season that he has been GM.
Owner Geoff Molson had the following statement as part of the press release:
“I am very pleased to announce that Marc accepted a multi-year contract extension and that he will remain our general manager until the end of the 2021-22 season. This new agreement brings added stability for our organization and particularly for our hockey operations. It enables us to continue our efforts in giving our fans a winning team. Marc is an excellent general manager who quickly made an impact in the league with his leadership skills and his ability to identify the needs and find the personnel to assemble a championship team. I am very pleased with his work and the results he has achieved since his appointment as general manager.”