Blackhawks Sign Defenseman Louis Crevier

On Tuesday afternoon the Chicago Blackhawks announced the club has signed defenseman Louis Crevier to a three-year, entry-level deal.

This is the first signing under interim general manager Kyle Davidson.

Crevier, a right-handed shot listed at 6-8 and 214 pounds, was selected in the seventh round (#188 overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft. The 20-year-old has three goals and three assists in eight games for the Quebec Remparts in the QMJHL this season.

31 thoughts on “Blackhawks Sign Defenseman Louis Crevier

  • November 2, 2021 at 2:25 pm
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    Needed signed by June 1st or lose his rights so a good move. Maybe the only one who needs signed this year that gets a elc.

  • November 2, 2021 at 2:44 pm
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    And now apparently it is the Penguins’ turn in the barrel of allegations. Mario and Bill Guerin.

  • November 2, 2021 at 4:07 pm
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    @Ian: June 1st is a long ways away.

    Shouldn’t these decisions be made by a new GM?

    Davidson is a neophyte with less of a resume than the great Stan Bowman didn’t have.

  • November 2, 2021 at 5:19 pm
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    How could anyone due worst than Stan even the law of averages couldn’t help Stan amen

  • November 2, 2021 at 5:28 pm
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    Penguins AHL coach Clark Donatelli is being accused of a second sexual assault as of today. Lawsuit will be against Penguin organization. 2nd claim came today as a suit was going to be filed in Rhode Island by the first claimant.

  • November 2, 2021 at 5:45 pm
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    Could make that argument Dollar Bill, makes sense. I was more thinking it was taking care of something likely to be done and not have it hanging around. He seemed to impress at camp.

  • November 2, 2021 at 5:53 pm
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    Got to agree with Dollar Bill, why is Davidson making these types of moves now??? Hopefully they’d have a new guy by June. Nothing personal against Davidson but he’s a StanBo acolyte, let the new guy make all the decisions.

  • November 2, 2021 at 6:12 pm
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    Silent Spot: I read the article in the Sporting News and all I’ll say is if that happened to my wife, she would have instantly swung her 35 lb. purse and knock the dude flat out. But that’s my wife. More stuff to come that’s for sure.

  • November 2, 2021 at 6:48 pm
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    @Ian, Ya I think it was the right move, but still it feels like this shouldn’t happen
    until the new GM is in place, there was nothing urgency in doing this now.

    @Hammer Time, hopefully they have someone new by Thanksgiving.
    Good on your wife, sounds like you married well!!

  • November 2, 2021 at 9:07 pm
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    Curious move since it didn’t have to be made until next year. Davidson shouldn’t be making long term into the future decisions at this time. I hope he is not their choice for G.M. We need a complete tear down with all new people at every level

  • November 2, 2021 at 10:14 pm
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    Great move

    I commented while watching Crevier at prospect/camp/Games– Besides Reichel – he was probably the 2nd or 3rd best skater /standout. Kid moves very well for size/length. Skates like a “Normal” sized player… in a good way. Good IQ and balance

    lot of upside… I think u could play this kid on the team right now

  • November 2, 2021 at 11:33 pm
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    Here is a quote from a Chicago Blackhawks team source when asked about the General Manager search. “Eddie Olczyk is on the very top of the list because he is a widely popular television commentator on the team since 2007”. God help us all if that’s the criteria in building a front office.

  • November 3, 2021 at 4:59 am
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    Tim W- this is today’s reality… It’s a popularity contest or an Un-popularity contest…

    Look at some of the recent govt elections… its either the guy we know from TV- or we despise this guy so much… we want the other guy… and then there is always “the optics- hire”- to make it appear we are loving and caring to all and are accepting.

  • November 3, 2021 at 5:07 am
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    Crevier- really did like this kid in camp

    reminded me of when I first watched TvR play… was he a superstar-no. But seemed to be engaged and in the right place most of the time. Did very little wrong. A “won’t hurt you” kinda player. But the upside is = the kid has incredible reach and size/ is mobile/balanced especially when considering size.

    With Vlasic in the waiting- Hawks have at least 2 A+ sized D guys/ w decent skating ability in the pipeline.

  • November 3, 2021 at 6:36 am
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    TimW a Kyle Davidson to run day to day things and Olczyk to oversee things, plus smooth things down publicly combo is a real possibility for rest of this season and next couple of years, i would say. Don’t know enough about Davidson to say what his vision of running things would bring but apparently didn’t see eye to eye with Bowman on all things hockey. Olczyk is close to Wirtz’s so would have their trust in overseeing the running of hockey end, put his mark on what on ice product should look like, being on same page with the owners at the same time.

  • November 3, 2021 at 7:12 am
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    Olczyk?? Can’t see it happening but if he’s getting tired of the traveling?? Its possible. At least he’s a Hockey Guy and would give some instant credibility to the front office. I was kind of hoping for an outsider with no ties to the organization to wipe the entire slate clean.

  • November 3, 2021 at 7:13 am
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    Dollar Bill: Thank you for the kind comment, she’s a keeper and loves hockey.

  • November 3, 2021 at 7:30 am
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    Tim W & Dollar Bill
    Re Davidson: What’d be the point of naming him (or anyone else) to be the GM (regardless of whether interim or otherwise) if you say he shouldn’t do the GM job? He has the job now and presumably wants to be long-term so he has to do **something** and this seems like a reasonable decision.

  • November 3, 2021 at 8:48 am
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    It’s sad that we haven’t already hired a talented GM like Jeff Gorton. He’s a highly respected talent evaluator who has been AGM and GM with the Bruins and Rangers. He also handled the sensitive situation of Henrik Lundquist. On the other hand Olcyk has none of that experience so I see why he is in the mix with the Wirtz family. Maybe he can bring in Foley as his assistant and they can entertain the fan base with their awful banter. By the way I really enjoyed listening to the young broadcaster the other night. I had no idea who he was but what a breath of fresh air.

  • November 3, 2021 at 9:08 am
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    Dear Uncle Bill

    I guess they need to have some sort of semblance in regards to running a hockey organization hence Davidson got the interim tag. It seems as if the signing of Crevier was more about optics rather than of
    substance. Was it needed to be done now? Then again as others have said Crevier has looked good but their was no urgency in the signing.
    Do the Hawks stay in house and keep Davidson as GM that’s a possibility, but I’d rather he be groomed as asst GM under a new GM from outside the organization.

    I feel an outsider is needed to move the Hawks ahead, hiring Edzo not only sends the wrong message. But commenting on hockey and running a hockey organization are 2 different animals.

  • November 3, 2021 at 9:14 am
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    Olcyk is the only choice with any ties to the organIzation that would be acceptable. I myself would like an outside of the organIzation person. Could be a devil you know better than devil you don’t know choice also.

    On the Crevier signing good idea, timing really not to questionable. Good point that Davidson trying to prove himself. Also think that some hockey news is needed to deflect attention little by little.

    As mentioned before $9mil dmen going to be the norm. I would rather and believe smarter to give #9mil to a dman with 580 NHL games than 134 NHL games. Isn’t here that I hear dmen need 200 games to grow. I hope and looks like Fox will be a good dman. 5’11” 180lbs compared to 6’3″ 210lbs think our choice wasn’t bad.

  • November 3, 2021 at 9:36 am
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    Just because Bowman is out doesn’t mean all GM duties should stop until a replacement is found – I have no issue with signing Crevier, a big trade would be a different story however – business should carry on but no significant moves until a new GM in place and they should take their time with that

    Also agree with many here that I would prefer someone outside the org and someone with a proven track record such as Gorton – Eddie O just seems too much like the way Bill Wirtz used to operate – loyalty to him over competence

    Edzo may be good but it’s taking a unnecessary chance I think to hire someone with no GM experience – it’s not the same job as commentating on TV and yucking it up with Foley

  • November 3, 2021 at 9:47 am
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    To be absolutely clear with where I would go with the new front office:

    Eddie Olczyk as the president of hockey operations
    Jeff Gorton as the general manager, reporting to Edzo
    Kyle Davidson as the AGM, running the roster in Rockford and having heavy say in what they do in Chicago (MacIsaac’s role)

  • November 3, 2021 at 10:07 am
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    Would have no problem with that Tab, i do believe Davidson will be a valuable resource to whoever takes over and transitions to position of Gm / President. That gives the organization ability to allow Olczyk to oversee yhings and a fresh face in the Gm control of on ice affairs. Only reason i would say we may not see that type of front office is if the reports of tightening purse strings for a couple of years is accurate, then having 2 people their comfortable with fill those spots for now, would fit that narritive as well

  • November 3, 2021 at 10:18 am
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    Talking didn’t have the experience and he built the first Cup roster. If my memory is correct wasn’t he partnered with Foley. Had Bowman not undercut him he would probably still be there.

  • November 3, 2021 at 10:18 am
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    Tallon

  • November 3, 2021 at 10:54 am
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    Ian, Do you know who else was close to the Wirtz,s and had their trust? McDonough and Bowman and we see how that ended up. The remnants of this organization truly fears outsiders coming in and tearing it down to the studs. I go back to a time when a Mike Keenan was brought in here and tore up the everyday operations from personnel,philosophy,down to how they wash the towels and sharpen the skates. This organization is in dire need of completely different leadership with absolutely no connections to the past. Its O.K. to have everyone uncomfortable on what is coming next. What does Rocky Wirtz have to lose? His legacy as an owner is trashed,his ticket sales are rapidly crashing downward toward 2005 levels,and there is nobody here willing to get this train on the tracks.

  • November 3, 2021 at 12:38 pm
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    TimW, if i was doing it i would bring in a fresh face from outside to run things. What i want mostly though is the same bad decisions don’t happen again. If you bting in old school ideas then history is likely to repeat itself. Old school thinking on these issues isn’t limited to just people within this organization.

  • November 3, 2021 at 12:55 pm
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    Tab – if Eddie O is the Pres of hockey ops but not GM I’d be ok with that and I like your pick of Gorton as GM

    But Eddie as GM I’m not ok with

  • November 3, 2021 at 2:48 pm
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    Stan Bowman is gone. No doubt that it was definitely wanted and needed. At this point, I would caution the fan base. Just because SB was a moron does not mean that the whole staff is. How many of us work in organizations/businesses that have good/great people who are just not connected enough to be “THE GUY” who makes decisions. Kyle Davidson is the interim guy. Let’s see what he can do. He may have just needed that chance to be, not just “The Guy” but “The Right Guy”. Let’s see what he does and what his philosophy is. Stan was all about Europe, college, and failed 1st Rd Picks. Davidson may have the philosophy that works. Stand by. Stand by.

  • November 3, 2021 at 7:41 pm
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    So Tab, who is your choice for coach?

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