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Geoff Molson

Born:July 23, 1971Status: Owner (Montreal Canadiens)
Hometown:Montréal, QC, CANKnown For:Co-Owner of Evenko, Bell Centre, and L’Équipe Spectra

Geoff Molson (born July 23 , 1971) has spent time with numerous companies. He started as a student, working as a sales and marketing representative at Molson Brewery. He worked for Coca-Cola as a global media services assistant and was then a senior consultant for CSC Consulting. Then, he headed back to his family’s company as the vice president of marketing. In 2009, he was named the chairman of the Board of Directors and general partner.

Geoff Molson Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Molson is also known for his philanthropic ventures. He’s a member of the Plus Mieux Guérir (Sainte-Justine) and the Campus Montreal (HEC, Polytechnique, Université de Montréal) fundraising committees. He also sits on the board of the Molson family foundation, which supports initiatives all over Canada, as well as the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation, the Molson Coors Donations Fund and the Molson Coors Foundation.

Canadiens Under Ownership

Molson purchased the Montreal Canadiens in 2009 from George N. Gillett Jr. for $575 million. Interestingly enough, Gillett Jr. purchased the team from the Molson Brewery in 2001. Molson now owns the Canadiens with his two brothers, Andrew and Justin, and a group of companies including BCE/Bell, the Woodbridge Company Limited, the QFL Solidarity Fund, The National Bank Financial Group, Michael Andlauer and Luc Bertrand.

Under Molson, the team’s best season came in 2013-14 with a loss in the Eastern Conference Final to the New York Rangers. They’ve won the division three times, but haven’t won the conference as of yet.

Deeper Dive

Staff History

  • Montreal Canadiens (Franchise Owner) 2009-current
  • Montreal Canadiens (CEO) 2010-current
  • Montreal Canadiens (President) 2010-current
  • Hamilton Bulldogs, AHL (Franchise Owner) 2014-2015
  • St. John’s IceCaps, AHL (Franchise Owner) 2015-2017
  • Laval Rocket, AHL (Franchise Owner) 2017-2020