The committee set up by Montreal Canadiens, which will have the task of finding the team’s next general manager, has begun its long search and at least three women will be considered for the position.
This is what the athlete has learned, Monday, without specifying names.
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During his press conference, following Mark Bergvin’s dismissal, team owner Jeff Molson also indicated that he wanted more variety in the team’s offices, thus opening up speculation.
In this rumor machine, the names of Danielle Sauvaggio, who has worked in many areas of the Canadian hockey world, former player turned agent Emily Castongway—who represents among others Alexis Lavrenier—and Florence Schilling often stand out. After her career as a goalkeeper, the latter worked as the general manager of SC Bern, the men’s team in the National A-League, in Switzerland. She also became the first woman in history to win such a title on a men’s professional hockey team.
But Habs’ vice president of hockey operations, Jeff Gorton, who was appointed to the role after Bergvin’s dismissal, revealed that the selection process could be lengthy and that the final decision was not expected until 2022. In addition to de Mulson and Gorton, former Canadian captain Bob Jenny, So is minority owner Michael Andlauer on the decision-making committee.
No woman has held the position of General Manager in the history of the National League. In North America, Kim Ng became the first woman to hold the position in the five men’s professional sports leagues, along with the Miami Marlins, in major baseball.
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