Patrice Brisebois leaving Canadiens' front office

Patrice Brisebois, who has served as director of player development for the past two years for Montreal, told Habs GM Marc Bergevin this week he is leaving the post.

Former Habs player cites personal reasons

Patrice Brisebois, far right, is seen during a 2012 news conference with Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, second from left, Sylvain Lefebvre, left, and Martin Lapointe, second from the right. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

Patrice Brisebois is leaving the Montreal Canadiens for personal reasons, a source tells The Canadian Press.

Brisebois, who has served as director of player development for the past two years, told general manager Marc Bergevin of his intentions earlier this week, the source said.

The 43-year-old Montreal native played 16 of his 18 NHL seasons for the Habs. Between Montreal and the Colorado Avalanche he played 1,009 career games.


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