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BREAKING: Canadiens Announce Massive Contract Extension

Published March 6, 2024 at 11:27

Big news has just been announced in the Montreal Canadiens organization, as we learn about the contract extension of Assistant General Manager John Sedgwick.

Sedgwick is notably the top dog in salary cap management for the Canadiens, making him a crucial element for the club.

Here is the official statement from the organization on this matter:

RALEIGH – The Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations of the Montreal Canadiens, Jeff Gorton, announced on Wednesday that the team had agreed to terms on a multi-year contract extension with Assistant General Manager, John Sedgwick. In addition to his duties with the Canadiens, Sedgwick is appointed General Manager of the Laval Rocket in the AHL.

His responsibilities include player contract negotiations, daily management of the salary cap, and strategic planning, as well as administration of all matters related to the NHL/NHLPA collective bargaining agreement. Sedgwick has played a key role in restructuring the Canadiens' affiliate teams, serving as the principal governor of the Rocket since its inaugural season in 2017 and overseeing the establishment of the team's new affiliation with the Trois-Rivières Lions of the ECHL.

"Since I started with the Canadiens, I have been able to see for myself the incredible work that John accomplishes at all levels of our hockey operations department," said Gorton. "John is a talented manager with extensive experience in the hockey world and a deep understanding of the workings of professional hockey. His contributions to our affiliate team system, whether with the Rocket or the Lions, deserve recognition, and we are thrilled to extend our relationship. On behalf of the organization, we are confident that he will brilliantly meet the challenges associated with his new duties as General Manager of the Rocket," Gorton added.

Before joining the Canadiens, Sedgwick was a member of the National Hockey League's hockey operations department in Toronto, where he worked from 2006 to 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (with honors) in political science from Acadia University and an LL.B. from Dalhousie University. He was admitted to the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society in 2005 and to the Bar of Upper Canada in 2007.

Sedgwick initially joined the Canadiens organization in April 2013 as Director of Legal Affairs.

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