Canadiens sign GM Marc Bergevin to multi-year extension

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The Montreal Canadiens have signed general manager Marc Bergevin to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.

The deal will see him with the club through the 2021-22 season.

“This new agreement brings added stability for our organization and particularly for our hockey operations. It enables us to continue our efforts in giving our fans a winning team,” owner, president and CEO Geoff Molson said in a press release.

“Marc is an excellent general manager who quickly made an impact in the league with his leadership skills and his ability to identify the needs and find the personnel to assemble a championship team. I am very pleased with his work and the results he has achieved since his appointment as general manager.”

Bergevin’s time with the Canadiens began in May 2012, and has seen him remodel the club from a bottom-three team to a playoff contender.

Under Bergevin, 50, the Canadiens have a 141-68-25 record in 234 games (tied for third in the league for number of wins during that time) and have made the post-season in all three of his seasons at the helm.

The Canadiens are currently 16-4-2 on the season to lead the Atlantic Division.

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