On Monday afternoon, the Blackhawks dropped a bomb.
The Hawks announced the team has released John McDonough from his roles as President and CEO of the organization.
McDonough was hired as President of the team in 2007, and the role of CEO was added to his title four years later. According to the release, “[Rocky] Wirtz cited the COVID-19 crisis and the league suspension as an opportunity to reassess the team’s future and to set a renewed positive direction for the organization.”
Also according to the release, Daniel Wirtz will serve as the team’s interim President. Danny Wirtz, 43, was the Vice President of the Chicago Blackhawks and alternate Governor to the NHL.
This sounds like no job is safe at the United Center. Many fans have been asking for significant change, and the first huge step just happened.