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Gauthier replaces Gainey as Montreal GM

MONTREAL, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey stepped down Monday and was replaced by Pierre Gauthier.

NHL: N.Y. Islanders 3, Montreal 2 (OT)

MONTREAL, March 12 (UPI) -- Kyle Okposo needed just 26 seconds of overtime Thursday night to fire a slapshot past Carey Price, giving the New York Islanders a 3-2 win over Montreal.

NHL: Montreal 4, Edmonton 3 (OT)

MONTREAL, March 10 (UPI) -- Saku Koivu got his second goal of the game 1:40 into overtime Tuesday to give the Montreal Canadians a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Gainey replaces Carbonneau as coach

MONTREAL, March 9 (UPI) -- The Montreal Canadiens dumped head Coach Guy Carbonneau Monday and said General Manager Bob Gainey will replace him.

Canadiens extend Carbonneau's contract

MONTREAL, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey announced Friday Coach Guy Carbonneau had been given a contract extension.

NHL: Columbus 3, Montreal 0

MONTREAL, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Pascal Leclaire's league-leading ninth shutout this season Saturday gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-0 victory against the Montreal Canadiens.

Search ends for overboard Canadian

LUNENBURG, Nova Scotia, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- All searching for a Canadian woman swept Friday by an Atlantic wave from a four-masted tall ship off Massachusetts ended Tuesday afternoon.

NHL: Calgary 3, Montreal 2

CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Jarome Iginla scored two goals Thursday night as Calgary edged the Montreal Canadiens, 3-2.

NHL: Montreal 4, Dallas 2

MONTREAL, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Mike Ribeiro scored twice in the first period and Jose Theodore made 35 saves Monday as Montreal defeated Dallas, 4-2.

NHL: Montreal 6, San Jose 2

MONTREAL, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Andrei Markov had two goals and two assists Saturday as Montreal beat the San Jose Sharks, 6-2, on the same day the Canadiens' head coach was fired.

Canadiens replace Julien with Gainey

MONTREAL, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Montreal Canadiens fired head coach Claude Julien Saturday and replaced him with General Manager Bob Gainey as interim coach.

Julien gets new contract with Canadiens

MONTREAL, June 25 (UPI) -- The Montreal Canadiens announced Friday that Coach Claude Julien has been signed to a long-term contract.

Jim Dowd goes from Wild to Canadiens

MONTREAL, March 4 (UPI) -- The Montreal Canadiens acquired forward Jim Dowd from the Minnesota Wild Thursday for a 2004 fourth-round draft pick.

Stars put Lehtinen on IR

VALLEY RANCH, Texas, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Left wing Jere Lehtinen of the Dallas Stars has been placed on the injured reserve list with back spasms.

Lehtinen signs new deal with Stars

DALLAS, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Dallas Stars left wing Jere Lehtinen, coming off his third Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward, signed a four-year contract Thursday.
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Robert Michael "Bob" Gainey (born December 13, 1953, in Peterborough, Ontario) is the current executive vice president and general manager of the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is also a former professional ice hockey player who played for the Canadiens from 1973 until 1989. After retiring from active play, he became a hockey coach and later an executive with the NHL Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars organization before returning to Montreal in 2003 as general manager.

From 1970 to 1973, Gainey had his junior start with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League.

A defensive specialist, Gainey played with the Montreal Canadiens from 1973–74 to 1988–89, winning four consecutive Frank J. Selke Trophies, awarded to the league's best defensive forward and five Stanley Cups (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1986). In 1973, Gainey was drafted into both the WHA and the NHL. The Montreal Canadiens had selected him in the first round, 8th overall in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft and the Minnesota Fighting Saints had also drafted him in the first round, 7th overall in the 1973 WHA Amateur Draft. Gainey never played in the WHA as he spent his entire career playing for the Canadiens in the NHL. He was team captain of the Canadiens from 1981 until his retirement in 1989.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Bob Gainey."
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