Marc Bergevin

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Marc Bergevin
Born(1965-08-11) August 11, 1965 (age 48)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height6 ft 00 in (183 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
PositionDefence
ShotLeft
Played forChicago Blackhawks
New York Islanders
Hartford Whalers
Tampa Bay Lightning
Detroit Red Wings
St. Louis Blues
Pittsburgh Penguins
Vancouver Canucks
National team Canada
NHL Draft59th overall, 1983
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career1984–2004
 
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Marc Bergevin
Born(1965-08-11) August 11, 1965 (age 48)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height6 ft 00 in (183 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
PositionDefence
ShotLeft
Played forChicago Blackhawks
New York Islanders
Hartford Whalers
Tampa Bay Lightning
Detroit Red Wings
St. Louis Blues
Pittsburgh Penguins
Vancouver Canucks
National team Canada
NHL Draft59th overall, 1983
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career1984–2004

Marc Bergevin (born August 11, 1965) is a retired French 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 13th, 2012. [5]

Career statistics[edit]

  Regular Season Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
1982–83Chicoutimi SagueneensQMJHL6432730113500026
1983–84Chicoutimi SagueneensQMJHL70103545125
1983–84Springfield IndiansAHL7011240000
1984–85Chicoutimi SagueneensQMJHL20114
1984–85Chicago BlackhawksNHL600665460332
1985–86Chicago BlackhawksNHL7177146030000
1986–87Chicago BlackhawksNHL66410146631012
1987–88Chicago BlackhawksNHL5816785
1987–88Saginaw HawksIHL1027920
1988–89Chicago BlackhawksNHL1100018
1988–89New York IslandersNHL582131562
1989–90Springfield IndiansAHL477162366172111316
1989–90New York IslandersNHL180443010002
1990–91Capital District IslandersAHL70556
1990–91Hartford WhalersNHL40004
1990–91Springfield IndiansAHL5842327851807726
1991–92Hartford WhalersNHL75717246450002
1992–93Tampa Bay LightningNHL782121466
1993–94Tampa Bay LightningNHL831151687
1994–95Tampa Bay LightningNHL4424651
1995–96Detroit Red WingsNHL701910331710114
1996–97St. Louis BluesNHL820445361018
1997–98St. Louis BluesNHL81371090100118
1998–99St. Louis BluesNHL5211299
1999–00St. Louis BluesNHL811897570116
2000–01St. Louis BluesNHL20000
2000–01Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL3614526120112
2001–02St. Louis BluesNHL30033270004
2001–02Worcester IceCatsAHL20000
2002–03Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL6925736
2002–03Tampa Bay LightningNHL10000
2003–04Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL5218927
2003–04Vancouver CanucksNHL9022230002
NHL totals11913614518110908036952

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. 

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