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Blackhawks Announce 3-Year Extension For Stan Bowman

On Tuesday morning, the Chicago Blackhawks announced a three-year contract extension for Senior Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman, which will run through the 2020-21 NHL season.

Bowman was named the ninth General Manager in Blackhawks history on July 14, 2009, and added the VP portion of his title the following September. He has been with the Blackhawks organization for 15 years, spending eight years in the Blackhawks Hockey Operations Department before replacing Dale Tallon as the GM.

From today’s release:

“I am proud of how much Stan and his staff have accomplished and have great confidence in his leadership as our organization continues to strive for consistent excellence,” said President & CEO John McDonough. “Under Stan’s guidance, our Hockey Operations Department is strong across all levels, including scouting, player evaluation and development, and salary cap management. He has created a sound structure that Blackhawks fans can be excited about for many years to come.”

Click here to view a complete list of Bowman’s moves as GM of the Blackhawks.

13 thoughts on “Blackhawks Announce 3-Year Extension For Stan Bowman

  1. Its very hard to imagine what the organization looked like when Stan took the job as special assistant to the GM in 2001, but lets take a look back. The team was drawing about 15K fans and finally made the playoffs after 5 yr drought. Mike Smith was the GM and Brian Sutter was the coach. Some of the key players were Amonte, Daze. and Nylander. The team was an absolutely joke of a franchise and the year he was promoted to as GM the team was voted by ESPN as the worst franchise in professional sports.

    15 years later this team team is really the gold standard of the NHL and Stan has alot to do with it. I may not agree with all of Stans moves but I remember those horrible yrs and it helps me appreciate what the team is today!

  2. Where are all the idiotic Bowman haters???!!! Probably hiding away in their mother’s basement. It was no coincidence that once the Bowman’s got together our fortunes changed for the better. Having Scotty on board to guide Stan was a big turning point. The bowmans are hockey royalty and we’re very lucky to have him them on board.

  3. Hell yeah! Stan is the man, I can’t get over how he finds those gemstone players hidden in plain daylight. His scouts are fantastic and everything he’s done is fantastic. He gets bashed for the large bickell salary extension and a few gutsy trades. but over all he is the sculptor who’s built and shaped perfection.

  4. Take a look at some of the management that has been going on around the leauge, and you begin to realize how lucky we are to have this guy. Toronto for example is going to be in the dark ages for a long time after the crazyness that was going on in their front office for years, Philadelphia has a mountain of problems, including paying a fortune for a D corps that is hot garbage. We have to deal with this Bickell situation, but count your blessings my friends.

  5. Overall, young SB and also with the help of the elder SB they have done a fantastic job. The organization is upper tier in the NHL if not the best run period. This is true with personnel from top to bottom. In the salary cap era no one has an unblemished record, but Stan has really been a savvy guy imo. Well done Stan. Happy to have ya here!

    Lets Go Hawks!

  6. I remember in 2007 when I heard the news that SB was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma, when he was just 33, and how his father left the Red Wings to be with his son. Now, almost 10 years later and SB cancer free, the father son pair have a lot to celebrate. Amazing how they persevered and turned this franchise around!

  7. Great news!!! He’s been fantastic for this organization- a classy guy. I think his move to trade for Vermette and Desjardin at the deadline last year was gutsy and as I recall not very popular, but those 2 players were absolutely key to the Hawks winning the Cup last year. Yes one can look on the Bickell signing as a mistake but honestly, after his play in 2013 who could have foreseen his play taking such a nosedive?

  8. To see how good Hawks management is – there is four GM in the league who work or used to work as Hawks GM or as GM assistant.

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