The Montreal Canadiens announced today that their now-former VP of Hockey Operations and Legal Affairs, John Sedgwick has been promoted to Assistant General Manager.
Sedgwick first joined the Montreal Canadiens as Director of Legal Affairs back in the Spring of 2013. He was eventually promoted to VP of Hockey Operations and Legal Affairs, where he was tasked with player contract negotiation, salary arbitration, daily and strategic Salary Cap management, as well as being the club’s go-to guy for all things about the NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. Before joining the Montreal Canadiens, Sedgwick worked out of Toronto for the National Hockey League’s Hockey Operations Department between 2006 to 2013.
During his time with the Montreal Canadiens, Sedgwick was involved in the logistics and founding of the Canadiens’ new AHL affiliate, the Laval Rocket, while also serving as the principal Governor for the Rocket with the American Hockey League. Most recently. he also oversaw the establishment of the Canadiens’ new affiliation with the ECHL’s Trois-Rivieres Lions, which is the first time the Canadiens have had a dedicated ECHL affiliate since the Brampton Beast back in 2019.
Over the last two seasons, Sedgwick has shown his worth to the Montreal Canadiens organization, often having to contend with multiple injuries and covid-19 infections at once. He was also tasked with handling the player movement between the Montreal Canadiens and its two affiliates after the firing of Marc Bergevin, a process that has kept him extremely busy during this unique season. Sedgwick was able to keep the club Cap compliant throughout this season despite having over 15 regulars out with either Covid-19 or injuries during ofDecember and January, and this likely impressed both Executive Vice-President Jeff Gorton and General Manager Kent Hughes.
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) January 19, 2021