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Canadiens assistant GM Scott Mellanby resigns

Montreal Canadiens assistant basic supervisor Scott Mellanby has resigned, in accordance with a number of studies.

The resignation was first reported by Michael Russo of The Athletic and Andy Strickland of Bally Sports activities Midwest.

Mellanby had been with the Canadiens since Could 28, 2012, when he was employed as director of participant personnel. He turned assistant GM on July 30, 2014.

The Canadiens, with out captain Shea Weber and star goalie Carey Value, are 5-15-2 this season after making an look within the Stanley Cup Ultimate final season.

Earlier on Saturday, the Canadiens got permission to speak to former New York Rangers basic supervisor Jeff Gorton, as reported by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

The Rangers fired Gorton and staff president John Davidson on Could 5 in a transfer that shocked the hockey world. Chris Drury changed each as president and GM.

It’s believed Gorton’s discussions with the Canadiens could be a few place aside from basic supervisor. Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin is within the final 12 months of his contract with the staff.

Bergevin has been basic supervisor of the Canadiens since Could of 2012. Montreal has gone a mixed 353-265-81 with six playoff appearances throughout his tenure, coming off a Stanley Cup Ultimate berth through which the Canadiens misplaced to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 5 video games.

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