Watch: Kyle Beach, “John Doe,” Speaks Out About Blackhawks Case

On Wednesday evening, former Chicago Blackhawks prospect Kyle Beach revealed himself as “John Doe” in the investigation of sexual assault in the organization. He did it in a powerful interview on TSN, which is below.

Beach, now 31, was the 11th overall pick in the 2008 NHL Draft. He spent parts of six seasons with the Rockford IceHogs and was a “Black Ace” for the Blackhawks during the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs.

The Chicago Blackhawks released the following statement after the interview aired:

21 thoughts on “Watch: Kyle Beach, “John Doe,” Speaks Out About Blackhawks Case

  • October 27, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    tough, i really hope he take the organization down. hard to watch just feel for Kyle. what could of been what should of been.

  • October 27, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    Not much talk here on this board, or really anywhere else I’ve seen, about the NHLPA and Don Fehr. Seems like something went amiss there too according to Kyle.

    Players are millionaires because of Fehr. Do they (NHLPA members) have the stones to ask accountability within the NHLPA for Beach?

  • October 27, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Kyle Beach, at the time, seemed like such a draft miss. Was it because of this abuse? Clearly this young man is damaged. He’ll have to deal with it for his whole life. I only hope that he does what is best for himself and has a good life. The Blackhawks organization has been irreparably harmed by their own inaction and duplicity. The shame will be long lasting. I wonder, after the media release of the “Letter To The Fans”, if that was just damage control. If so, it was pathetic. The correct response is to step up to the microphone, admit that what they did was wrong, and what they will do to ensure that something like that will NEVER happen again. Anything else will be evasive and cowardly. The team deserves better, the fans deserve better, Kyle Beach deserves better.

  • October 27, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Sad, just sad that there are idiots close enough to our youth to hang their dreams in the balance to get the favors they want. Terrible. This kid was no softie, if it can happen to him, I cringe what might have happened to other athletes. Aldrich should hang from the rafters for exploiting a kid as a reminder to any other perv with illicit thoughts. This will play out in the court of law hopefully criminal court of law. If the findings are right and the kid is straight up there will be hell to pay.

  • October 27, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    Well, it’s all about money and the Wirtz family knows all about that ! Everyone thought it should it should be swept under the rink ! I won’t mention names but a lot of those names on the cup , know all about what went on ! In Canada we’ve seen interviews by Kyle broadcast on Hockey night in Canada from coast to Coast to coast and then an interview by Sheldon Kennedy and we should all know who he is ! Don’t forget it’s all about $ ! Just remember Dollar Bill and the Circus ! POPS 4

  • October 27, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Silent Spot: Great point, maybe the media will be looking for a quote from Mr. Fehr regarding the matter.

  • October 28, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Just thinking out loud. Is it possible ( WHAT ARE THE ODDS ) that some players did not know ??????? Saw an interview with Duncan Keith, he said he was not aware of it. Patrick Kane, same answer. So, I guess in a tight knit small community of maybe 24 or so players the word did not spread like wild fire. GOT SOME GREAT ARIZONA OCEAN FRONT PEOPERTY FOR SOME OF YOU !!!!!!! And all those that were not aware of the situation did not overhear any of the comments made to Kyle Beach by those that were aware. Would love to see & hear some under oath testimony from players on the 2010 STANLEY CUP TEAM #2 #10 #81 #88 to mention a few & especially #19. Like I said, just thinking out loud, THINK ABOUT IT !!!!!!!

  • October 28, 2021 at 6:53 am

    I feel sad and proud for Kyle. The Hawks organization has taken a big hit and this will be a long path to try to make this better. I can remember when more than one poster was bemoaning the career path of Mr. Beach, and this becomes yet another reminder that these players are young men, but more importantly human beings who have the same struggles as we all do in our lives. You have the right to be critical but they shouldn’t be targets of our own frustrations and vitriol.

  • October 28, 2021 at 7:12 am

    I hope Aldrich is sent away for life. To the Hawks and their pathetic statement, I seriously doubt the Wirtz family didn’t know. I would bet when McDonough speaks or when he has his day in court that it will be known Rocky knew as well. Now they say, how brave Beach is? Just stop. “Then-executives”? Pathetic.

  • October 28, 2021 at 7:25 am

    Kyle Beach is my new Hero
    I thought he was a bad pick from the Hawks but now I feel really bad for what happened to this strong young man at the time .
    Very proud of him now
    Can’t imagine how he was feeling for all those years.
    Shame on you Bowman, Quenville,and the Hawks organization who knew about that . I hope all off them will never never be in an NHL organization again .
    I cried listening to Kyle Beach today .
    Can’t believe Quenville is still behind the bench .
    Out please kick him Out NOW
    I feel very upset after listening to Kyle Beach today . I wish him to be able to continue his life now . Big respect for this man . Good luck Kyle.

  • October 28, 2021 at 7:34 am

    …this is part of what I wrote on another post

    There is so much more here, and I would love to know the truth. But, I am certain of one thing – the Wirtz’ knew about this from the get-go! There is no way that John McDonough did not report this to Rocky! McDonough was not a novice executive, and this had the potential of being a hand grenade exploding throughout the entire organization. Do you think that McDonough was stupid? I don’t! I think he was an astute executive and a good-soldier and took his dismissal like a good soldier. He has kept quiet and has not divulged anything, including any monetary incentives given to him to keep his mouth shut and not implicate Wirtz. All I know is that if my name was being tossed around the mud like his is right now, I would fight like hell to clear my name and my reputation, unless I signed a non-disclosure agreement that came with significant monetary provisions. There is more to this story…I hope that we have a new generation of Woodward and Bernstein’s to flush it out. Because, this whole story smells like a European public bathroom!

  • October 28, 2021 at 8:00 am

    What is more sad is the Toews and Kane interviews….both said pretty much what I thought they would….NOTHING !!
    They knew what happen and what had happen to Beach and another player. Both of them are complete and total cowards. Toews as a Captain is a joke, he knew and did nothing….. douchebag.

  • October 28, 2021 at 10:46 am

    Very disappointed in Toews and Kane statements last night . That wasn’t the forum for any “feel good moments and respect” for Bowman. That’s the second time (Danny Wirtz being the first) mentioning that the Stan Bowman today would have acted differently. HE HAD ELEVEN YEARS TO ACT DIFFERENTLY!! Total bullshit!!

    And the organization still denied the incident happened at first. Sorry my ass, they’re just sorry they got busted.

  • October 28, 2021 at 11:35 am

    The Hawks got off with a slap on the wrist. The Wirtz’s need to go.

    Toews and Kane are still celebrating Stan and the organization…..UFB

    I’d like to hear from Sopel again on this matter now that Keith, Kane and Toews
    are all claiming they knew nothing until much latter.

  • October 28, 2021 at 11:39 am

    This is truly appalling. The organization can’t be allowed to get off easy. They have to face this front and center and reveal the truth. Otherwise, the great Blackhawks organization, or at least what we all thought was the great Blackhawks organization, will be forever ruined. This was the failing of one sad, perverted man that could have been reported and stopped in its tracks, but because of the cowardly handling by all of the execs and coaches mentioned, it has now stained the entire organization. And deservedly so. And what about Fehr? And what about Rocky? They should convene a grand jury and put them under oath and get the truth. And what about Bettman? Does anybody think news of this could have reached his desk at some point? The whole thing freaking stinks.

  • October 28, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Lifelong Hawks fan (60+ years!) but never been as disgusted and disappointed as I am this week. What a stain on a storied franchise- a coverup of which we are just peeling back the first layer of the onion. Can’t say enough about how courageous Kyle Beach has been, yet saddened that his (and others!) scar tissue may never heal. This should never have happened- as parents , as coaches, as teachers- our job is to protect and nurture the physical, psychological and social development of our kids- Kyle we let you down! We let down every kid whose trauma was inflicted by this predator.
    Chicago Blackhawks organization- you’ve damaged more than a few kids’ lives. You’ve lost the trust of fans, families and community- first buy trying to cover it up all these years, then by showing the total insincerity of your actions and condoning those in whom you placed a trust to behave with integrity and act responsibly.
    This stain is only going to grow! And the more insincerity you throw at the public ( Toews, Keith, Kane- maybe Quennesville and others!) the deeper you dig that hole of mistrust and distain for your actions- PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE.
    Own it completely and deal thoroughly with the consequences.

  • October 28, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    After reading more of what Toews said in the Tribune, he must have the C taken off his jersey….what a complete and total liberal ASSHOLE !! I thought this douchebag was WOKE ?? I guess not, he is no different than this jerks in Hollywood and their Sexual conduct….in freaking real !! Makes me sick !!! He wants to clean and clear from this like it never happen…..water under the bridge as he said….move on……F you Jonny boy !!

  • October 28, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    Why did they think that doing the right thing was so dangerous to them??? Aldrich was the only one who did something horrible……until the front office and coaches decided that doing the right thing wasn’t worth the “risk” to their own fortunes. Where are the real men anymore? Character is doing the right thing because its the right thing even doing nothing is easier and more profitable.

  • October 29, 2021 at 10:22 am

    @Beer League…I am in agreement with you 100%. I have played on many professional teams, and we knew everything about everyone on the team and in the organization…we knew who was screwing who…whose wife was stepping out on him…who played for the other team…who got busted…who had a DUI…you did something devious, but especially sexual in nature…the rest of the team knew about it the next day!!!!

    That’s why when I listen to Towes, Kane, and Keith, I could not stop myself from yelling…you F’kng liars!! Number 19 and number 88 need to go! Those are not leaders; they are scum! The sooner they leave, the sooner this organization can get rid of this stench!

    Plus, like I mentioned before, there is no way that Rocky did not know. He just wanted to be left out of that scandal and let McDonough take the heat. So many scumbags in this organization, and Q is one of them too; Chevaldayoff – got next!!

    I can’t believe that Colliton is the only one in the organization that is honorable! Maybe, he should be the next VP of Operations? He can’t coach, so put him in management…he can’t be any worse than Stan!

  • October 30, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    I am sorry but, my gut instinct tells me there are missing parts to this. I think Kyle has selected memory syndrome that one day will come out. For one, out of the three stories, two are pretty close, Aldrich and the woman, Kyle’s has holes in it. After that woman got dressed and left he stayed in a bedroom with another naked man? What did he think they were going to do play Scrabble? I have been drunk more times then I care to remember but, I have never ever been naked in a bedroom with another man. By the way I have been sober for 31 years. Have any of you men been drunk and naked with another man? Do you think that maybe he didn’t want anybody to find out he was batting from both sides of the plate. Eleven years ago that wasn’t cool but, now it is the norm. Maybe he didn’t want to tell the police because that would all come out in the investigation. Would he tell the same story under oath? There are lawyers for everything so, that’s why there are so many of them. They will take something like this and make big bucks from it. This is just a he said,he said, she said investigation not where they would face perjury if they were caught lying under oath.

    What’s this trying to get Kane and Toews to throw people under the bus ? What happened to what goes on in the locker room stays in the locker room? Why don’t you go ask Sopel and Boynton who seem to know it all. Maybe they don’t want to throw people under the bus either.

    I am a street kid who graduated 201 in a class of 200. I question Beach’s character and I think he is a very vindictive person who doesn’t care who he burns as long as he gets his revenge. I was married to a person just like him. I seen him rag doll a fellow prospect in a tournament game. I believe the player’s name was Olimb. He was about 5’6 and Beach is what 6’2, 6’3. He separated his shoulder so, don’t tell me he couldn’t handle Aldrich. I am a pretty good judge of character and I think his is questionable at best. He had eleven years to practice his best James Dean and I believe he should get an Oscar for his performance.

    I know most everybody here is not going to like this but, this is how I feel. I am not going to become a member of the Kyle Beach Bleeding Hearts Club Band. Remember they are still trying to figure out who killed President Kennedy and that’s 58 years ago. Also, did any of your buddies do something and they wanted you to sing and you wouldn’t. Tell me how that felt but, when the shoe is on the other foot its a different story. Life has hardened me and common sense has left the building. Taking responsibility for your actions has been replaced by pointing the finger and blaming somebody else. Its easier like that.

    If that was me my old man would have kicked my ass for putting myself in that position and then he would have kicked Aldrich’s ass for general purpose. My old man was old school plus. He grew up in the depression era, had an eighth grade education and became a Chicago policemen. He was tougher than a night in Cook County Jail.

    So, Kyle got his revenge and will soon get his pay day that he couldn’t get playing in the NHL because he wasn’t talented enough. Maybe he will stop crying after he gets his settlement.

  • October 31, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Will, thanks for your comments. I couldn’t agree more with what you’ve written. I’ve discussed this with my wife as well as my 83 year old mom (a big Hawks fan by the way). Both seriously question John Doe’s allegations and his lack of personal responsibility. For myself I simply cannot comprehend this entire situation.

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