Pierre Gauthier is in his seventh season with the Blackhawks as Director of Player Personnel. He previously spent nine seasons with the Montreal Canadiens organization, most recently as General Manager from 2010-12. Gauthier also served as Assistant General Manager and as Director of Professional Scouting during his time with the Canadiens.
Gauthier, a Montreal native, began his career in the Quebec Nordiques organization, where he spent 12 seasons, serving as Amateur Scout from 1981-88 and as Chief Amateur Scout from 1988-93. He then worked with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for six seasons, serving as Assistant General Manager from 1993-95. Following three seasons as General Manager of the Ottawa Senators from 1995-98, he returned to the Mighty Ducks organization as President and General Manager from 1998-2002.
Along with Bob Gainey and Bobby Clarke, Gauthier was one of three General Managers for Team Canada at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. He also served as Team Canada's GM for the gold medal-winning team at the 1997 World Championship in Finland and the silver medal-winning team at the 1996 World Championship in Austria, in addition to acting as Team Canada's Assistant GM for the silver medal-winning team at the 2009 World Championship.