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NHL News: Montreal Canadiens hire Kent Hughes as their next GM

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The Montreal Canadiens have introduced the hiring of Kent Hughes as their 18th popular manager in franchise history.

Executive vice-president of hockey operations Jeff Gorton has acknowledged Hughes for many years. Hughes wasn’t part of the first wave of interviews until sooner or later interviewing closing Monday.

Reports are it was no longer an clean choice for Hughes to go away his company business as he became a player agent for 12 NHL gamers that protected Kris Letang, Patrice Bergeron and Darnell Nurse.

“The system of locating our new popular manager afforded us the possibility to fulfill a number of extraordinarily qualified candidates. Kent stood out, and we believe he is the proper man or woman to be the general supervisor of the Canadiens. We additionally consider that Kent’s enjoy as an agent will be a extraordinary asset to the enterprise,” stated Jeff Gorton.

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