Marc Bergevin

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Marc Bergevin
Marc Bergevin - Montreal GM.jpg
Born (1965-08-11) August 11, 1965 (age 49)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Blackhawks
New York Islanders
Hartford Whalers
Tampa Bay Lightning
Detroit Red Wings
St. Louis Blues
Pittsburgh Penguins
Vancouver Canucks
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 59th overall, 1983
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1984–2004

Marc Bergevin (born August 11, 1965) is a retired Canadian professional hockey defenceman and current general manager of the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Bergevin was drafted by the NHL Chicago Black Hawks in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, third round, 59th overall. After a junior career with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens of the QMJHL, he made the Black Hawks in 1984 and played with Chicago for the next five seasons before being traded to the New York Islanders. His career with the Islanders was brief, and he spent much of that time with their AHL affiliate Springfield Indians, whom he helped lead to consecutive Calder Cup championships in 1990 and 1991. In the 1991 season he was traded to the Hartford Whalers and became a fan favorite for his skilled checking. 1992 was his best season statistically, scoring seven goals and seventeen assists for twenty-four points.

Bergevin went on to sign with the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning the next season, becoming a leader for the fledgling franchise and continuing to play skillfully enough to be named to the gold medal-winning Canadian national team for the 1994 World Championships. After three years with the Lightning, he subsequently played for the Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Vancouver Canucks, and was known for his practical jokes in the locker room.[1]

Retirement[edit]

He retired after the 2003–04 NHL season, and despite two stints in the minors and serious injuries in his final years, was in the top 100 in NHL history at the time of his retirement in games played in the NHL with 1191. Bergevin finished his career with 36 goals, 145 assists for 181 points and 1090 penalty minutes.

Management career[edit]

After his retirement, Bergevin was named a pro scout with the Blackhawks' organization. In 2008 he served as an Assistant Coach for the Blackhawks after three seasons with their scouting staff. In July, 2009, he was appointed the team's Director of Player Personnel.[2] While in this position, he won the Stanley Cup in 2010 after five years working to build this team.

On June 15, 2011, Bergevin was promoted to the position of Assistant General Manager of the Chicago Blackhawks. He replaced Kevin Cheveldayoff, who had left the Blackhawks organization to accept the General Manager position with the new Winnipeg Jets team.[3]

On May 2, 2012, Marc Bergevin was named General Manager and Executive Vice President of the Montreal Canadiens.[4] His first additions to the Montreal Canadiens included Rick Dudley as assistant GM, Scott Mellanby as Director of Player Personnel, Martin Lapointe as Director of Player Development and Michel Therrien as Head Coach. Other additions included Gerard Gallant, J.J. Daigneault and Clement Jodoin as assistant coaches. Bergevin also appointed former Montreal Canadiens defenseman Patrice Brisebois as Player Development Coach on June 13, 2012.[5] He finished second in voting for the GM of the Year award for the 2013-2014 season.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1982–83 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 64 3 27 30 113 5 0 0 0 26
1983–84 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 70 10 35 45 125
1983–84 Springfield Indians AHL 7 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 0
1984–85 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 2 0 1 1 4
1984–85 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 60 0 6 6 54 6 0 3 3 2
1985–86 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 71 7 7 14 60 3 0 0 0 0
1986–87 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 66 4 10 14 66 3 1 0 1 2
1987–88 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 58 1 6 7 85
1987–88 Saginaw Hawks IHL 10 2 7 9 20
1988–89 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 11 0 0 0 18
1988–89 New York Islanders NHL 58 2 13 15 62
1989–90 Springfield Indians AHL 47 7 16 23 66 17 2 11 13 16
1989–90 New York Islanders NHL 18 0 4 4 30 1 0 0 0 2
1990–91 Capital District Islanders AHL 7 0 5 5 6
1990–91 Hartford Whalers NHL 4 0 0 0 4
1990–91 Springfield Indians AHL 58 4 23 27 85 18 0 7 7 26
1991–92 Hartford Whalers NHL 75 7 17 24 64 5 0 0 0 2
1992–93 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 78 2 12 14 66
1993–94 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 83 1 15 16 87
1994–95 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 44 2 4 6 51
1995–96 Detroit Red Wings NHL 70 1 9 10 33 17 1 0 1 14
1996–97 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 0 4 4 53 6 1 0 1 8
1997–98 St. Louis Blues NHL 81 3 7 10 90 10 0 1 1 8
1998–99 St. Louis Blues NHL 52 1 1 2 99
1999–00 St. Louis Blues NHL 81 1 8 9 75 7 0 1 1 6
2000–01 St. Louis Blues NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 36 1 4 5 26 12 0 1 1 2
2001–02 St. Louis Blues NHL 30 0 3 3 2 7 0 0 0 4
2001–02 Worcester IceCats AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 69 2 5 7 36
2002–03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 52 1 8 9 27
2003–04 Vancouver Canucks NHL 9 0 2 2 2 3 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 1191 36 145 181 1090 80 3 6 9 52

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1983 NHL Entry Draft - Marc Bergevin
  2. ^ Chicago Blackhawks (July 15, 2009). "Bergevin Promoted To Director of Player Personnel". chicagoblackhawks.com. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ Staff Report (June 15, 2011). "Bergevin promoted to Hawks' assistant GM post". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ NHL.com (May 2, 2012). "Bergevin selected as new Montreal GM". nhl.com. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ Staff Report (June 13, 2012). "Habs name Lapointe, Lefebvre, Brisebois to jobs". Toronto Metro News. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ National Hockey League (June 24, 2014). "Ducks' Murray voted General Manager of the Year". NHL.com. 

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Preceded by
Pierre Gauthier
General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens
2012–present
Incumbent