Kings hire former Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin as consultant

Former Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin. (Paul Chiasson/CP)

The Los Angeles Kings announced Sunday they have hired Marc Bergevin in a consulting capacity as senior advisor to the general manager.

“Marc brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our hockey operations staff and will be a valuable addition to our group,” vice president and general manager Rob Blake said in a statement. “We look forward to his contributions.”

Bergevin was fired as GM of the Montreal Canadiens on Nov. 28 after almost a decade with the club and reaching the Stanley Cup Final last season.

“I’ve enjoyed my time away, but I’m excited to join the LA Kings and become an active part of helping the team reach its objectives,” Bergevin added in the release. “I have a great amount of respect for (Kings president) Luc (Robitaille), Rob, and the staff they have in place and it’s an honor to provide my input to this highly-regarded group.”

Before joining the Canadiens, Bergevin spent seven seasons in the Chicago Blackhawks organization, including serving as assistant general manager during the 2011-12 campaign.

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