Blackhawks' Marc Bergevin Named GM Of Montreal Canadiens

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 21: Travis Moen #32 of the Montreal Canadiens controls the puck under pressure from Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on December 21, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Canadiens 5-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Montreal Canadiens have hired key Chicago decision-maker Marc Bergevin to be their new GM.

The Montreal Canadiens hired Chicago Blackhawks assistant general manager Marc Bergevin to be the team's new general manager, as Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports. A press conference will be held later on Wednesday to officially announce the move, which ends Bergevin's seven-year tenure in Chicago's front office.

A 20-year veteran of the NHL that spent four years with Chicago, Bergevin was hired seven years ago as a scout before ultimately becoming one of the Blackhawks' key decision-makers. In Montreal, he'll be replacing Pierre Gauther, who was fired at the end of the season.

This is the second consecutive year that Chicago has seen an executive be hired as the GM of the different club. The Winnipeg Jets hired Kevin Cheveldayoff to be their new general manager last year.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of the Hawks, visit Blackhawks blog Second City Hockey. For more NHL coverage, head over to SB Nation's NHL news hub.

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