Scott Powers and Mark Lazerus of The Athletic broke the news on Tuesday that Norm Maciver is leaving the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Seattle Kraken subsequently confirmed their report.
We're excited to welcome Jason Botterill as an Assistant General Manager and Norm Maciver as Director of Player Personnel.— Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken) January 5, 2021
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Maciver, who had been with the Blackhawks franchise since 2006, joins the expansion Seattle Kraken franchise as the director of player personnel.
According to the report Maciver’s role has been diminished as Stan Bowman’s influence on the team has increased. He’s making a lateral move to Seattle but it’s time for him to move on.
Maciver was originally hired by the Hawks as director of player development. In 2011, he moved up to director of player personnel. And when Marc Bergevin left for Montreal in 2012 he was elevated to to assistant GM.