MONTREAL - Marc Bergevin will be one of the assistants for Team Canada at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
Hockey Canada called upon the Canadiens GM to act as an assistant to Doug Armstrong (St. Louis Blues), who will also have Ken Holland (Detroit Red Wings) Bob Murray (Anaheim Ducks), Rob Blake (Los Angeles Kings) and Scott Salmond (Hockey Canada) on staff.
Bergevin will join Team Canada in a management role for the first time.
“These are some of the most respected and successful men in hockey, and we could not be more excited for them to lead Team Canada into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey,” said Tom Renney, president and chief executive officer of Hockey Canada. “There is a lot of work to be done between now and Sept. 17, 2016, and as a staff we look forward to working with the management group as we look toward a second consecutive World Cup championship for Team Canada.”
He was a finalist for the NHL General Manager of the Year award for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. Prior to joining Montreal, Bergevin was the director of player personnel for the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks, winning the Stanley Cup in 2010, and served as assistant general manager during the 2011-12 season. As a player, Bergevin represented his country just once, helping Canada end a 33-year gold medal drought at the 1994 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. He played 21 NHL seasons with eight teams after being selected 59th overall by Chicago in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft.
With files and information from Hockey Canada.
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