Reports on Tuesday afternoon are that the Chicago Blackhawks may have (unofficially) made their first trade of the offseason. It appears Chicago has swapped their Assistant General Manager, Marc Bergevin, for the Montreal Canadiens’ former General Manager, Pierre Gauthier.
Bergevin was hired to replace Gauthier in Montreal earlier this summer; Gauthier will reportedly take over as the Director of Player Personnel for the Hawks.
From 1993-95, Gauthier served as the Assistant GM in Anaheim, and then received his first General Manager job from the Ottawa Senators in 1995. He signed a five-year deal with Ottawa, but left after the 1997-98 season citing personal reasons.
Most recently, Gauthier was the in Montreal from 2003 until he was relieved of his duties on March 29, 2012. He was named the Habs’ Director of Professional Scouting in 2003, and then promoted to Assistant General Manager in 2006. In Feb. 2010, he was named the Canadiens’ General Manager.