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MARC BERGEVIN GETS CHOKED UP WHILE TALKING ABOUT BRENDAN GALLAGHER (W/VIDEO)

There's no questions signing Brendan Gallagher to a new six-year contract extension was a big move for Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin. Gallagher quickly established himself as the heart and soul of the team after joining the Habs in 2012 and has never looked back. During an interview with reporters, Bergevin was asked what the signing meant to him and became visibly choked up while answering, something you rarely see a GM do.

"He's a player we want," said Bergevin after clearly getting emotional while trying to answer a question about Gallagher. "He means a lot to our hockey team.

"You saw the playoff, he got crosschecked in the face and he wouldn't want to miss a shift, he didn't want to leave."

"This guy is everything you want about a hockey player. That's what I love about him," Bergevin added.

"There's high maintenance, middle maintenance, low maintenance and no maintenance, and that's Brendan Gallagher. He's a hockey player through his bone and that's what I love about him."



Gallagher's contract will pay him $6.5 million per season starting after 2020-21. Since being drafted by the Canadiens, he's played 547 regular season games, recording 173 goals and 334 points.

TIM TUCKER
OCTOBER 15, 2020  (17H42)