The Montreal Canadiens are stepping their game up by pushing the conversation forward after announcing veteran RDS journalist, Chantal Machabée, as their new VP of communications.
With over three decades of experience in sports journalism, Machabée will be working directly with management of the hockey operations department and will manage all communications on behalf of the Montreal Canadiens.
"It is with great pleasure that I welcome Chantal to our organization," said Molson in a recent statement. "She has unparalleled experience in the world of sports media in Quebec. Her thoroughness and determination have made her a standout in the field of sports journalism, and her vast knowledge of the media sector will be an asset in meeting the challenges of this strategic position. Maintaining good communication with our fans and members of the media is of paramount importance to us, and Chantal's appointment will certainly contribute to this."
A native from Laval, Machabée was the first woman to anchor a daily sports newscast in Quebec when she hosted the inaugural episode of Sports 30 on RDS in 1989. She has inspired many journalists that have followed in her footsteps since then.
"Watching Guy Lafleur play inspired me to become a sports journalist. His talent and charisma fostered my immense passion for hockey. I had the privilege of spending more than 38 years in the business, including more than 32 years at RDS, and I am extremely grateful for the experience. A new chapter is beginning for me, and it is with great enthusiasm that I accept this new challenge. Thank you to France Margaret Bélanger and Geoff Molson for their confidence. Thank you for welcoming me into the Montreal Canadiens family," said Machabée.