Canadiens hire Rick Dudley
MONTREAL -- The Canadiens have hired Rick Dudley as their new assistant general manager, the team announced Friday.
The Canadiens also gave Larry Carriere a contract extension to remain an assistant GM.
Dudley, a former coach and player, was the director of player personnel with the Toronto Maple Leafs this past season.
He was general manager of the Atlanta Thrashers in 2010-11 before the team moved to Winnipeg, and the Jets chose Kevin Cheveldayoff as their new GM.
"The success he enjoyed at all levels throughout his career speaks volume of his expertise," general manager Marc Bergevin said in a statement. "We are thrilled to have both Rick and Larry Carriere as assistant general managers for several seasons to come."
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