Moving To Montreal

Very soon it’ll be throw everything into storage, close up shop, hop into the car with Luci, Gaston, and maybe Teesha the cat, and drive 2300 miles to Montreal, where I’ll be working at Classic Auctions, which many of you know is the biggest and best historical hockey auction house on the planet.

This gig could last just a month, or many years. It’s been in the works for months, but it was difficult for both sides because of the distance. But in the end, they decided to give me a chance, and I’m honoured and excited.

Classic Auctions has been around for 19 years, and is legendary for the rare, high-end items it deals with in their auctions. They sold Paul Henderson’s ’72 Summit Series game eight jersey for 1.2 million, and their lots have always blown my mind – stuff from the Rocket, Bobby Orr, Lord Stanley, Howie Morenz, the 1972 Summit Series, Georges Vezina, Jean Beliveau, and on and on and on.

It’s always amazed me, the things that end up at this Montreal-based company.

I still didn’t know if I had this job when I sent my letter to my company saying I was retiring, and Luci and I had already planned to drive across Canada, even if the job didn’t come about.

But it did come about. A new adventure. Holy smokes.

If you want to check out some of their auctions, past and present, and see some of the most amazing hockey memorabilia, just click here – Classic Auctions and have a look around.


39 thoughts on “Moving To Montreal”

  1. WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anniversary recently, retirement notice more recently, now a new adventure!!Within hollering distance of THE TEAM !!! Happy trails and may it be what you thought it would be. WELCOME HOME !!

  2. Awesome news Dennis. Look forward to getting together with you at a Sens Habs came here in Ottawa or with all your Hab connections in Montreal if you can actually get tickets down there at the Bell Centre Heather and I would love to do the roadie.(No Cheese Wiz jar)

  3. Dennis this is most AWESOME! Congrats! Hopefully I’ll get a chance to meet you next year when I visit for a Habs game! How sweet would that be? Just don’t let Gaston drive.

  4. Congratulations Dennis! Best wishes for you and Luci on your very BIG adventure together. Although I have to say as your co- worker and on behalf of the rest of the gang at the ferries, (on the ship and shore) you will be missed very much. Thanks for all the great stories, fun shenanigans and all the laughs!
    Happy trails my friend! πŸ™‚

  5. Well Montreal will never be the same again with DK in town!! Great news buddy, when do you start up with this great change in your more than interesting life? This should be right up your alley, but they may want part if not all of your Hab’s Shrine. Congrates to you & Luci, will talk later but it’s off to the picket line for me.

  6. Awesome news Dennis! I cant think of a job that is better suited for you, you’ll thrive in that business.

  7. WOW. Great news Dennis a new chapter unfolds for a guy who thrives on new challenges. All the the best to you and your lovely wife.(and welcome back home)

  8. @ Marjo & @ Darth batten down the hatches an EF 5 is about to hit HAB’s land!!!

  9. Excellent news Dennis! Congratulations.

    The city of Montreal won’t know what hit them! πŸ™‚

  10. Congrats dad! What a wonderful experience for you to finally do something you are so passionate about, and get paid for it!

  11. Good for you and enjoy your retirement as well. Maybe now you can take in a game at the famed Bell Center. Enjoy and take in the environment as summer in Montreal is a wonderful thing to see.

  12. Congrats and good luck to you in your new adventure. Cant think of anyone who fits that gig more than you. Have fun πŸ™‚

  13. Thanks Joe. It’s a bit overwhelming, with lots to do beforehand. This is why I need beer from time to time.

  14. Thanks Robin. And especially thanks for all the computer tips over the years. You were great.

  15. dra58, for sure I need to see the Bell. I want to go on one of those special tours too. And I need to see the stick boy room.

  16. Hey Jordy. Yes, it finally happened. There’s going to be pressure in this job, but I think I’m up for it.

  17. Mike, good luck with the strike. I know you don’t want it to go on much longer and hopefully it won’t.

  18. Thanks Tyg. I’m going to try it for a month and see how it goes. It’s very exciting.

  19. Hi Jim. I’m really excited to be going back east, even with the winters. See you soon.

  20. Anvilcloud, it is shocking. I’m still in shock. But I’ve always embraced change so here I go again.

  21. Randy, one of the great things about it is I’ll be able to go to Orillia more. I think. Hopefully.

  22. Hoping it works out, Robin. I’m going to give it the old college try and see what happens.

  23. Peter Hab, it’s going to be weird to see games in the evening instead of late afternoon. Thanks for your welcome home. In many ways it does feel like I’m going home.

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