For the second consecutive year, a top Blackhawks' front-office assistant is headed elsewhere.
Marc Bergevin will be introduced Wednesday as the new general manager of the Montreal Canadiens, according to NHL.com. Bergevin has spent the past seven seasons with the Hawks, including his most recent role as assistant general manager to Stan Bowman.
Bowman released a statement Wednesday wishing Bergevin well.
“While it is never easy to lose someone of Marc Bergevin’s caliber, both professionally and personally, it is a tremendous opportunity for him and his family," Bowman said. "He has played a significant role in our success over the last several years as a member of the front office and coaching staff, and his roots in Chicago stretch to 1983 when he was drafted by the Blackhawks. I want to personally thank him for his dedication to our organization and certainly wish him all the best in Montreal."
Last season, the Winnipeg Jets hired ex-Hawks assistant general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff as general manager.