Montreal Canadiens announce two big hirings, including Vinny Lecavalier!

Published February 18, 2022 at 9:07

On this Friday morning, the Montreal Canadiens' organization has just officially announced the hiring of Nick Bobrov, who will be co-director of amateur scouting, and Vinny Lecavalier, who was appointed special advisor to hockey operations.

Another big name is coming to the organization. Do you like these hires?

See the official press release:

« Montreal Canadiens general manager, Kent Hughes, announced on Friday the following appointments to the hockey operations department: Nick Bobrov has been hired as co-director of amateur scouting, and he will perform these duties along with Martin Lapointe; and Vincent Lecavalier has been appointed as special advisor to hockey operations.

Bobrov joins the organization after six seasons as Director of European Scouting with the New York Rangers between 2015 and 2021, a position he also held with the Boston Bruins between 2001 and 2006. Bobrov will oversee the draft department together with Lapointe, who remains director of player personnel and co-director of amateur scouting.

Lecavalier, meanwhile, played 17 seasons in the NHL, collecting 949 points in 1,212 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings. Selected first overall by Tampa in the 1998 NHL Draft, the Île-Bizard, QC native hoisted the Stanley Cup with the Lightning in 2004 before winning the Maurice Richard Trophy with 52 goals during the 2006-07 season.

Please note that Lecavalier will be made available to the media via Zoom later today. Information regarding the media availability will be shared shortly. »

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