Canadiens COO Kevin Gilmore No More

A bright man is stepping down from the Canadiens organization. (Photo courtesy of CBC)

A bright man is stepping down from the Canadiens organization. (Photo courtesy of CBC)

President and Chief Executive Officer of Les Canadiens Geoff Molson announced that Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice-President Kevin Gilmore would be leaving the Montreal Canadiens to pursue other opportunities.


While it had been rumored late last year that Gilmore could be in line for a position with MLSE, Eric Engels reported that Gilmore had been approached with no such opportunity.  Whether or not something has changed there or anywhere else, Gilmore seems to have found a promising position with another franchise in order for one of the master brains behind the franchise to be in search of different pastures.  The suspected likelihood that he has another venture lined up already is certainly present but remains to be seen as of yet to the media and to the public just where that will be.


The impact of his departure is not thought to be immediate as Molson also announced that Gilmore will remain in a consultant’s role with regard to projects over the next few months.  Kevin Gilmore’s most noteworthy claims with the Canadiens came with not only the real estate project of Tour des Canadiens, a two phase real estate development, but even more importantly in a major role with team syndication: a twelve year deal that put the Canadiens on RDS and Sportsnet in a regional capacity.  Those privileged to enjoy such broadcasts owe nothing short of a grand thank you to Kevin Gilmore.


We here at All About The Habs wish Kevin Gilmore all the best in his future endeavors… unless he does join MLSE. (Joking, of course)


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