Changes to the hockey management of the Montreal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Geoff Molson, owner, president and chief executive officer of the Club de hockey Canadien, announces that Marc Bergevin, executive vice-president and general manager, Trevor Timmins, assistant general manager, as well as Paul Wilson, senior vice-president, business public and communications, are relieved of their respective functions with immediate effect.

A process begins today in order to recruit, as soon as possible, the next general manager. Among the selection criteria, in addition to recognized hockey expertise, the new general manager must be able to communicate with fans in French and in English.

In order to ensure the continuity of the day-to-day operations of the hockey sector during this process, Mr. Molson enlists the services of Jeff Gorton who joins the organization immediately as Executive Vice-President, Hockey Operations.

“On behalf of myself and the organization, I would like to thank Marc Bergevin, Trevor Timmins and Paul Wilson for their passion and commitment to our club over the past few years. Thanks to their hard work, they made it possible for our fans to experience memorable moments, including last summer during the playoffs which culminated in the Stanley Cup final. We wish them all the success they deserve as they pursue their careers. I believe, however, that the time has come for a leadership change in our hockey department that will bring a new vision so that our fans and partners can continue to nurture a team that can compete with the best in the league. Said Geoff Molson.

Mr. Molson will meet the media during a press conference Monday at 11:00 am at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.

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