Boivin to step down as CH Group president

The Canadiens have just announced that Pierre Boivin will step down as the president of CH Group on Jun 30, 2011 and turn the reins over to majority owner Geoff Molson.

In other news, Jacques Demers is in the hospital and Bob Probert has died.

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The team’s release:

MONTREAL, July 5, 2010 – The Board of Directors of CH Group, the holding company that owns the Club de
hockey Canadien, the Bell Centre and evenko, announced today that it has adopted a succession plan to
ensure a smooth transition in its corporate leadership at the conclusion of the next fiscal year, on June 30,
2011. This is in accordance with Mr. Geoff Molson’s decision to assume the position of President and Chief
Executive Officer.
The plan calls for Mr. Pierre Boivin to stay on as President and CEO of Club de hockey Canadien and evenko
until the end of the transition period. He will work closely with Mr. Molson, who will assume Mr. Boivin’s duties
on June 30, 2011.
Mr. Geoff Molson, Chairman of CH Group, underscored the importance of Pierre Boivin’s contribution to the
organization’s success.
“From the moment he was hired by Molson Inc., eleven years ago, Pierre undertook to transform the
organization by modernizing it, developing fan passion and loyalty, particularly through the team’s centennial
celebrations, and creating value in all of our sports and entertainment operations,” Geoff Molson stated. “We
have been able to count on his loyalty and unfailing support since we purchased the team and both the Board
of Directors and I greatly appreciate being able to rely on his expertise, experience and cooperation during the
coming year to ensure that our plan is executed successfully. To this end, we have invited Pierre, and he has
accepted, to join the board of directors of CH Group.”
For his part, Mr. Boivin underlined his attachment to the organization. “Ever since I took on the management
of the Montreal Canadiens and related businesses, I have had the privilege of working with owners and
employees who were passionate about hockey and entertainment, committed to the team’s success,
respectful of our fans and the entire community, and determined to create a unique experience for our patrons
at the Bell Centre. The confidence and unflagging support of our owners combined with the skills and
commitment of all of our employees allowed our organization to achieve ever more ambitious goals.”


  1. Ian Cobb says:

    Joshie, you need a break from the far north, it is taking a toll on you by the sounds of your complaint. What! may I ask have you managed in the corporate world??

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  2. The Teacher says:

    Retro Mikey must be happy LMAO

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  4. c.robillard says:

    That marketing nonsense brings in huge revenues and high profit margins for the owners. Don’t expect to see a change anytime soon, unless the Molson’s decide they hate money.

  5. Tony243 says:


  6. GrimJim says:

    Call Doctior Who

  7. SlovakHab says:

    yep, I know him.. 

  8. GrimJim says:

    You and Tony need to go for beers and a long talk…

  9. likehoy says:


  10. 100HABS says:

    To all readers who get confused reading the previous post – the correction has been made in the article. I couldn’t edit so this should help remove the confusion…

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