Marc Bergevin, an ex-GM Canadiens joins Kings to serve as senior advisor

Marc Bergevin, a former Montreal Canadiens general manger, has joined the Los Angeles Kings to serve as a senior advisor.

Rob Blake, general manager of the Kings, stated that Marc brings a wealth knowledge and experience to our hockey operations team and would be a valuable addition for our group. We look forward to his contributions.”

Bergevin, who was in his 10th year as Montreal’s General Manager when he was fired Nov. 28. The Canadiens were an awful 6-15-2 team at that time.

Bergevin entered an NHL front office for the first time following a long playing career when he was named a scout with Chicago in 2008.

Bergevin stated that “I’ve enjoyed my absence, but I’m looking forward to joining the LA Kings and being an active participant in helping the team achieve its goals.” “I have a lot respect for them.” [president] Luc [Robitaille]Rob and all the staff. It’s an honor to contribute to this highly respected group.”

Bergevin was a NHL defenseman for 20 seasons. He scored 181 goals in 1,191 games for the Blackhawks.