Larry Carrière was appointed assistant general manager of the Montreal Canadiens on July 16, 2010. A former NHL defenseman who spent seven seasons in the NHL. Before joining Montreal, Carrière was a professional scout for the Washington Capitals. Prior to Washington, he spent the previous two decades with the Buffalo Sabres, handling the duties of assistant general manager from 1995 to 2004, including a stint as interim general manager in 1997. With the Sabres, he was also director of player evaluation, from 1993 to 1995, and amateur scout, between 1983 and 1993.
During his tenure with the Capitals, the team won the President's Cup in 2010, while its main affiliate club in Hershey captured the Calder Cup, as AHL champions, on three separate occasions, in 2006, 2009 and 2010. While with the Sabres organization as assistant general manager, the Rochester Americans, Buffalo's main AHL affiliate won the Calder Cup in 1996.
A native of Montreal, Larry Carrière played in the NHL from 1972 to 1980. Selected in the second round, 25th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in 1972, he played 367 career regular season games with Buffalo, Atlanta, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Toronto. He registered 90 points (16 goals, 74 assists) and totaled 462 penalty minutes. He also reached the playoffs on four separate occasions, including the Stanley Cup Finals with the Sabres in 1975. In total, he played 27 playoff games, recording three points and 42 penalty minutes.
Larry Carrière, 64, holds a Bachelor of Commerce and earned a Major in Business Administration from Loyola College in Montreal (1972). He also graduated from the University of Michigan with a certificate in Business Management in 1981. Larry is the father of Nick Carrière who joined the coaching staff of the St. John's IceCaps, the Montreal Canadiens main affiliate team in the American Hockey League.