Kent Hughes, new general manager of the Canadiens
Kent Hughes was named general manager of the Club de hockey Canadien on Tuesday morning. He thus becomes the 18th general manager in the history of the Montreal Canadiens.
The announcement was made in a press release by Geoff Molson, owner, president and CEO of Groupe CH.
“We are very excited to have such a respected hockey man as Kent Hughes, who has established an excellent reputation as a player agent in the NHL, join our organization. for over 25 years now,” said Geoff Molson.
A wealth of experience
At the age of 51, Kent Hughes has a wealth of experience in the world of hockey, mainly as a shareholder and certified players' agent with the renowned Quebec firm Quartexx Management. In his role, he represented important names in the hockey world, including Patrice Bergeron, Kristopher Letang, Anthony Beauvillier and Darnell Nurse.
It was in 2016 that Hughes joined Quartexx Management, following a merger with the firm MFive Sports, with which he was affiliated at the time. At the time of joining the Canadiens organization, Hughes represented more than 20 players under contract in the NHL.
While several highly qualified candidates were met, Mr. Hughes was the one who more marked,” said executive vice-president of hockey operations Jeff Gorton. “We believe that his extensive experience as an agent will be an important asset to our organization,” he said.
The contract between Kent Hughes and the Canadiens is for five seasons. Mr. Hughes succeeds Marc Bergevin, who was relieved of his duties last November.
The new general manager of the Canadiens must address the Montreal media on Wednesday along with the owner, president and chief of Group CH management, Geoff Molson, as well as the executive vice-president of hockey operations, Jeff Gorton.