Marc Bergevin has simply celebrated his ninth anniversary as Montreal Canadiens normal supervisor and whereas he has one 12 months remaining on his present contract, he’s already fascinated about the long run.
“Marc Bergevin and the proprietor Geoff Molson have been type of speaking in regards to the future; how the proprietor feels, how the final supervisor feels, if there may be an extension what it may probably seem like,” Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported throughout Saturday Headlines on Hockey Night time in Canada. “So we’ll see the place these selections go and the place these conversations go, however I believe they’re underway in regards to the GM’s future with the Canadiens.”
Bergevin’s tenure in Montreal has been a rocky one, with loads of highs and lows. The staff has made the playoffs in 5 of his 9 seasons — with a sixth look all however assured this 12 months — however by no means greater than thrice in a row. The staff has additionally had three head coaches below Bergevin after present interim head coach Dominique Ducharme changed Claude Julien earlier this season.
The Julien dismissal got here because the Canadiens confronted elevated stress to have post-season success after a shocking upset of the Pittsburgh Penguins in final summer season’s Toronto playoff bubble was adopted by an aggressive low season by Bergevin. The seventeenth GM in franchise historical past added Tyler Toffoli, Josh Anderson, Jake Allen and Joel Edmundson to his roster, with all 4 gamers agreeing to multi-year contract extensions. Coming into play Saturday, Montreal had a 24-20-9 file and sat fourth within the North Division.
Different highlights from Bergevin’s tenure in Montreal embody buying and selling P.K. Subban to Nashville for now-captain Shea Weber in 2016 and buying and selling then-captain Max Pacioretty to Vegas for a package deal that included Nick Suzuki and Tomas Tatar.
Bergevin, 55, signed his present contract in November of 2015. He’s the seventh longest-tenured GM at present working within the NHL.