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Habs sign asst. GM Dudley to contract extension

Nov 27, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

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Rick Dudley won’t be going back to Buffalo.

On Wednesday, Montreal announced they’ve re-upped with Dudley — currently serving as assistant to GM Marc Bergevin — on a contract extension, ruling out the possibility of Dudley returning to Buffalo for the vacant Sabres GM gig.

Considered one of the candidates on Pat LaFontaine’s shortlist, Dudley has extensive GM experience, having served in that role for the Senators, Lightning, Panthers and Thrashers.

According to TSN, the Canadiens were approached by the Sabres for permission to speak to Dudley.



  1. nflfan4now - Nov 27, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    This is kind of a shocker. Dudley still lives in Buffalo, he’s 64 years old, you’d think the Sab’s would be a natural pick for him.
    Must of been a hell of an extension offer, good for him!
    I do wonder with him supposedly being a very strong minded person how he would interact with the stong minded Nolan and lafontaine.

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