Rick Dudley Named Montreal Canadiens Assistant General Manager

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: General Manager Rick Dudley of the Atlanta Thrashers speaks on the phone during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

(SB Nation) - The Montreal Canadiens are coming off their worst season in recent memory, and on Friday, the team announced it has made some front office moves in hopes of strengthening the team going forward.

A press release at the Canadiens website announces that Rick Dudley will be named the assistant general manager. The release also states that assistant general manager Larry Carriere will receive a contract extension. Canadiens executive vice president and general manager Marc Bergevin had this to say:

"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 Bergevin.

Dudley previously worked as associate general manager and then general manager with the Atlanta Thrashers. He spent 2011-12 with the Toronto Maple Leafs as Director of Player Personnel and will not assist the Habs in 2012 NHL Draft work after spending much time doing the same in Toronto.

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