The club announced on Sunday that general manager Marc Bergevin, deputy general manager Trevor Timmins and communications chief Paul Wilson had all been sacked, effective immediately. In a statement, club owner Geoff Molson thanked the trio for their time in Montreal and their efforts during the Stanley Cup final last year.
“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. Their hard work has provided our fans with many memorable moments, including last summer. playoffs that culminated in the Stanley Cup Final. We wish them all the success they deserve as they pursue their careers. I do believe, however, that the time has come for a leadership change within our hockey operations department which will bring a new vision and should allow our fans and partners to continue to cheer on a champion team. ”
The Canadiens also announced that former New York Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton will lead day-to-day hockey operations under the title of Executive Vice President, Hockey Operations.