BUFFALO - Rick Dudley removed himself from contention for the job as general manager of the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday by signing a contract extension to remain as assistant GM of the Montreal Canadiens.
"I went to Montreal because of [general manager] Marc Bergevin," said Dudley, who spent most of his NHL playing career with the Sabres and has held his current position since May 2012. "I enjoy working with Marc and Larry [Carriere] and Scott [Mellanby] and people I work with. It's fun, it's a great gig. If you enjoy something a great deal, why change if you don't have to?"
The extension was prompted by a call from Sabres president of hockey operations Pat LaFontaine to Bergevin seeking permission to interview Dudley.