Thursday, August 16, 2007

Former Habs GM Sam Pollock passes away

It was reported yesterday that Sam Pollock, who served for 14 years as the GM for the Montreal Canadiens, passed away at the age of 81.

Pollock was one of the best when it came to evaluating talent in others. He was one of the first GMs to recognize the importance of building a team through the draft. He used the draft and made a series of trades to build a dynasty in Montreal, with the team winning the Stanley Cup in 9 of the 14 years that he served as GM.

After he left the Habs, Pollock landed in the offices of the Toronto Blue Jays. He served on the board of directors, and then became the president and CEO of the Jays in the mid-late 1990's.

The sporting world will certainly miss Mr. Pollock.

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