On Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago Blackhawks published a statement from Danny Wirtz updating the club’s search for a new general manager.
You can read the complete statement here.
In it, a few interesting notes stand out:
First, Wirtz indicates current interim GM Kyle Davidson will be included in the interview process. We’ve heard for a while now that the organization likes Davidson a lot, so we’ll see if get the job permanently.
Davidson is going to be able to do his thing between now and the trade deadline (March 31). He “will continue to have full autonomy of hockey decisions in the meantime.”
The Blackhawks are not immediately looking for a President of Hockey Operations. The new GM will report directly to Wirtz and will be the highest ranking person on the hockey side of the business.
Wirtz, President of Business Operations Jamie Faulkner and a yet-to-be-announced advisory committee will be leading the GM search.
The Hawks aren’t limiting their search to hockey-only people. So… Theo Epstein?