April 15, 1989
Michel Bergeron, after two seasons with the New York Rangers, was named coach of the Quebec Nordiques, the team he led from 1980-87. He replaces Jean Perron, who resigned but will remain with the team as a scout.
December 2, 1990 |
Michel Bergeron, former coach of the Quebec Nordiques and New York Rangers, was in stable condition Saturday after suffering a heart attack. Bergeron, 44, was taken to a hospital near his home in Rosemere, Quebec, after complaining of intense chest pains Friday night. He had been watching the Montreal-Washington game on television.
December 11, 1990 |
Former Quebec Nordiques Coach Michel Bergeron is out of the hospital. Bergeron was released from the Montreal Heart Institute on Monday, 10 days after having a heart attack. Bergeron, whose condition was listed as critical for the first few days after he was admitted, began to show improvement last Monday and has been steadily regaining his strength. He has been told by doctors to rest for the next several weeks, after which his status will be reevaluated.
April 14, 1989 |
Michel Bergeron has been named to replace Jean Perron as coach of the Quebec Nordiques, the NHL team said today. Bergeron, who was dismissed as coach of the New York Rangers on April 1 with two games left in the regular season, coached the Nordiques for seven years before joining the Rangers in 1987. Rangers General Manager Phil Esposito said he fired the flamboyant Bergeron because of insubordination, accusing him of secretly trying to make trades. Perron, an assistant general manager who became Nordiques coach Dec. 16 when Ron Lapointe was forced to step down because of a cancerous kidney, said he asked to be relieved of his duties last Monday.
May 24, 1989 |
Phil Esposito was fired today as coach, general manager and vice president of the New York Rangers. Esposito took over as coach with two games left last season when, as general manager, he fired Michel Bergeron. In making the announcement, John Diller, executive vice president of Madison Square Garden Sports Group, which owns the NHL team, said, "We announced at the end of the season that we would undertake a thorough assessment of the entire Ranger organization." ". . . It is our belief that new hockey leadership is necessary at this time in order to achieve the goals we have set for this franchise.