Former Montreal Canadiens General Manager Mark Bergiveen has been appointed as an advisor to Los Angeles Kings General Manager Rob Blake.
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The California formation was announced in a statement issued Sunday.
“Mark will bring a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience to our hockey operations staff and is a valuable addition to our group,” Blake said in his organization’s letter.
Bergievin served as the general manager of the CH League from 2012 to 2021. He was fired by owner Jeff Molson last November, when his confinement record was poor 6-15-2 and she finished 29th in the National Hockey League general classification. (NHL). He was shown the door at the same time as Chief Recruiting Trevor Timmins and Senior Vice President of Business and Communications Paul Wilson.
Under-56, the Canadians maintained a regular season record of 344-265-81. On three occasions, the team has placed first in their division. She also participated in the playoffs six times.
“I enjoyed the time I spent away [de la LNH]”I’m excited to join the Los Angeles Kings and now can help them reach their goals,” Bergevin said in the release of his new roster. I have a lot of respect for Luke [Robitaille, le président des Kings]Rob and the team they put together. It is a great honor to be able to join this prestigious group.”
Last fall, before CH kicked him out, Bergvin’s name was already associated with royalty. Even famous New York Post journalist Larry Brooks talked about it in a text published in October.
Rumors at that time were fueled by the fact that Bergevin and Ropitelli are very good friends.
“Mark is a very good GM in the NHL, one of the best,” the Kings chief said in October, during an interview with Le Journal de Montreal. When you look at his transaction history, he did some really good things. He has good vision. He’s a talented manager and he knows everyone in the NHL. In my eyes, he is clearly among the top ten in his profession.”
In Los Angeles, Bergevin will also reconnect with Philip Danault. Quebec had decided to continue his career with the Kings in July, and he was the one who was a free agent without compensation. The quarterback was won over by offering a more lucrative contract and promising good playing time.
It is also the third NHL team that Bergevin has worked for. Prior to joining Bleu-Blanc-Rouge as GM, he spent several seasons on the staff of the Chicago Blackhawks. With the Illinois Club, he held various positions.
The Quebec metropolitan also played 1,191 games as a defenseman in the NHL. He has worn the colors of the Hawks, New York Islanders, Hartford Whalers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins and finally the Vancouver Canucks.
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