The Montreal Canadiens new general manager is continuing to rebuild the historic Canadiens hockey club with the addition of Rick Dudley as assistant general manager and now GM Marc Bergevin has announced that Scott Mellanby will be the new director of player personnel.
Mellanby is a Montreal native that jumped at the chance of being part of the hockey club that he has loved since childhood. Mellanby spent the last two years with the St. Louis Blues as assistant head coach. He played 21 seasons in the NHL, scoring 364 goals and 476 assists.
As director of player personnel Mellanby’s job will be to oversea players in the NHL club, the minor league club, and prospects from the junior league and European leagues. He is going to be an important voice when it comes to trade decisions, free agents contracts and other player acquisitions.
As GM Marc Bergevin continues to change the face of the Montreal Canadiens we are still without a head coach. Interim head coach Randy Cunneyworth will not to be returning as head coach next season but he is likely to be the assistant head coach for the Canadiens. There is still plenty of speculation as to who will be the next head coach of the Montreal Canadiens and Bergevin is not releasing any information surrounding the head coach candidates. All I know is that the 2012 NHL Entry Draft is fast approaching so Bergevin better make a decision soon as to who will lead the Canadiens into next season.