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Habs name Dudley assistant GM

May 25, 2012, 11:47 AM EDT

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It’s official – Rick Dudley has been named assistant general manager in Montreal.

“Rick Dudley is a very knowledgeable and proficient hockey executive and we are pleased to welcome him in our organization in the position of assistant general manager. Rick has been actively involved at the management level in the NHL for many years and is one of the league’s most respected executives. An outstanding talent evaluator, he has extensive experience as a scout. The success he enjoyed at all levels throughout his career speaks volume of his expertise. We are thrilled to have both Rick and Larry Carrière as assistant general managers for several seasons to come,” said Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin in a release.

Dudley moves from Toronto, where he was the director of player personnel — as such, he’s reportedly forbidden from working the draft in June. However, it’s not clear how the Leafs will ensure Dudley doesn’t share all their top secrets (*muffles laughter*).

  1. hiltonandastoria - May 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    The Habs are truly a mess.
    Player of Personnel of the Leafs…..the Leafs have done REALLY well in that dept right….
    And goodluck on that whole stupid promise that will never happen.

    Yet again the Habs seem like they had to settle for someone because no real candidate wanted the job

    • islandersfan - May 25, 2012 at 12:25 PM

      In Dudley’s defense he has been with the leafs a matter of months, Joining the team June 24th last year and was GM of the thrashers from April 2010, (aka the last season in Atlanta). In that one season in Atlanta he brought in a number of players that have been the foundation to the current jets team that is looking way better than either the Leafs or Thrashers under Waddell. (Such as Ladd and Byfuglien) He is not there to see the result of his actions in Atlanta/Winnipeg but does deserve some of the credit for that franchise turning around this year and last

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