(CBS) Less than a week after losing Marc Bergevin to the Montreal Canadiens, the Blackhawks promoted Norm Maciver to the assistant general manager position Monday.

Maciver previously served as director of player personnel and has been with the organization for five years.

“Norm has proven to be a valuable asset to our hockey operations over the past five years, so we are excited to be able to elevate him to this role,” Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said in a a statement. “He has an excellent handle on the players within our organization, from recent draft picks to veterans, and a great eye for talent evaluating. Promoting within our organization is something we take great pride in and we are very confident in what he will contribute on a daily basis as we strive to hire the best possible candidate at every position.”

Before serving as the director of player personnel last season, Maciver was the Blackhawks’ director of player development. He was previously an assistant coach with the Boston Bruins from 2003-06.

Maciver also spent 12 seasons as a defenseman in the NHL, playing 500 games with New York, Hartford, Edmonton, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Winnipeg and Phoenix. He won the AHL’s Eddie Shore Award as the league’s best defenseman in 1991.

The Blackhawks’ assistant general manager position opened up last week when Bergevin went to Montreal to be the Canadiens’ general manager.

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