Serge Savard to act as advisor
MONTRÉAL (March 29, 2012) – Montreal Canadiens Owner, President and CEO, Geoff Molson, announced Thursday that Pierre Gauthier has been relieved of his duties as Executive Vice-President and General Manager.
Geoff Molson also announced that Serge Savard has been retained as advisor in the search for a new general manager. Also, Larry Carrière returns to his duties as assistant general manager and will take on hockey operations responsibilities until the appointment of a new General Manager.
Pierre Gauthier was named General Manager and Executive Vice President of the Montreal Canadiens on February 8, 2010, taking over from Bob Gainey. He joined the organization as Director of Professional Scouting on July 21, 2003. On July 24, 2006, he was named Assistant General Manager.
Serge Savard was the Canadiens General Manager for 12 seasons from 1983 to 1995. He was the acting general manager when the team won its last two Stanley Cups in 1986 and in 1993. As a player, Savard spent 15 seasons with the Canadiens (917 regular season games and 123 playoff games), and was a member of eight Stanley Cup championships.
Larry Carrière joined the Canadiens organization on July 16, 2010 as Assistant General Manager. He served as assistant coach from December 17, 2011 to March 27, 2012.