Marc Bergevin, Canadiens Agree to New Contract: Details, Comments, Reaction

November 25th, 2015 by Timothy Rapp Leave a reply »
The Montreal Canadiens and Marc Bergevin, the team's vice president and general manager, agreed to a contract extension through the 2021-22 season, the team announced Wednesday. 

“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," said Geoff Molson, the team's president. "I am very pleased with his work and the results he has achieved since his appointment as general manager."

Bergevin, 50, took over as the general manager in May 2012. After missing the playoffs in the 2011-12 season, the Canadiens have reached the postseason in three consecutive campaigns and finished with 110 points in the regular season last year, second only to the New York Rangers (113). It was the second year in a row the team eclipsed 100 points. 

Expectations are now high for Bergevin and the Canadiens, though the general manager is hardly resting on his laurels. As Pierre LeBrun of ESPN wrote Tuesday:

But I can tell you one thing about Bergevin: He is among the more active GMs in the league ...

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