Position: EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
On May 2, 2012, Marc Bergevin became the 17th general manager of the Montreal Canadiens history.
A native of Montreal, Bergevin, now 49, spent seven years as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks
management before joining the Canadiens, including assistant to the Hawks’ general manager Stan
Bowman during the 2011-12 season.
Marc Bergevin held several positions within the Blackhawks organization, including director of
player personnel for two seasons, from 2009 to 2011, winning the Stanley Cup in his first season in
this role in 2009-10. Bergevin also had a stint as an assistant coach in 2008-09 after spending the
previous three years on the Blackhawks scouting staff, including one season as director of professional
scouting in 2007-08.
A third round selection, 59th overall, by the Blackhawks in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, Bergevin
enjoyed a 20-year career as a defenceman in the NHL. His professional journey began in Chicago where
he played for the Blackhawks from 1984 to 1988 moving on to the New York Islanders on November 25,
1988. He suited up for the Isles before and spent some time with the club’s AHL affiliate. On October 30,
1990, he was dealt to Hartford and played with the Whalers until 1992. Bergevin joined Tampa Bay as
a free agent on July 9, 1992 and would remain in the Sunshine State for three seasons, until 1995. On
August 17, 1995, he was acquired by the Detroit Red Wings, and after one season in Motown, he signed
as a free agent with St. Louis on July 31, 1996, and remained with the Blues until December 28, 2000,
when he was traded to Pittsburgh. After 36 games with the Pens, he returned to St. Louis in 2001 and
would make a return to Pittsburgh on July 18, 2002 before being acquired by the Lightning on March
11, 2003. The following day he would return to Pittsburgh for the third time when the Pens picked him
up. Bergevin would end his NHL career as a member of the Canucks 9 games in 2003-04 after being
acquired by the team on March 9.
In his NHL career, Marc Bergevin collected 181 points (36 goals, 145 assists) in 1,191 regular
season games. He also skated in 80 career playoff contests, reaching the Conference finals twice in
1996 (Detroit) and in Pittsburgh (2001).
In 1989-90 and 1990-91 he won the Calder Cup (AHL) with the Sprinfield Indians. A reliable
defenseman, Bergevin performed with the highest level of intensity game in and game out. His hard
work and tenacity would be recognized in 1992-1993 when he was named Tampa Bay’s Unsung Hero
for the season.
Bergevin played his junior hockey in the QMJHL with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, from 1982 to 1984
taking part in 136 regular season games recording 13 goals and 68 helpers for a total of 81 points
and 242 penalty minutes. Before making the jump to the QMJHL, he had played at the Midget AAA level
with Montreal-Concordia, earning 30 points in 44 games in 1981-82. On the international stage, Marc
Bergevin helped Canada earn a gold medal at the 1994 WHJC.
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