The Montreal Canadiens have announced that NHL player agent Kent Hughes has been hired as the team's newest GM.
Hughes earns his first NHL GM job after replacing Marc Bergevin. The 51-year-old acted as a shareholder and a player agent with Quartexx Management, representing names such as Kris Letang, Patrice Bergeron, Darnell Nurse and Alex Newhook.
In late November, Bergevin was let go from his position just six months after helping lead the team to the Stanley Cup final. But the team failed to build on the surprise appearance, and the Canadiens currently sit dead last in the NHL.
Former New York Rangers GM Jeff Gorton was brought in to serve as executive vice president of hockey operations, with his first major task being the addition of a GM.