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Kyle Davidson Named GM Of The Chicago Blackhawks

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The Chicago Blackhawks today have named Kyle Davidson the 10th General Manager in franchise history. Davidson is in his 12th season with the Chicago Blackhawks organization and was a member of the front office when they won the Stanley Cup in 2013 and 2015.

Davidson was named Interim General Manager on October 26, 2021. Prior to that, Davidson most recently oversaw all aspects of the Blackhawks salary cap management. In addition, he has spent time throughout his career across all functional departments of Hockey Operations. He assisted with day-to-day hockey operations tasks including player contract negotiations, entry draft, salary arbitration, collective bargaining agreement administration as well as scouting at the professional and amateur levels.

In the summer of 2021, he helped establish, build and manage an integrated strategy and analytics department within Hockey Operations that included diverse perspectives and views on decision-making as it relates to the team on the ice.

Davidson, 33, began his career with the Blackhawks as a Hockey Operations Intern in the summer of 2010 and quickly moved up the ranks within the organization. He was promoted to a full-time position as a Hockey Analytics/Video Analyst the next season. In the summer of 2011, he was named Hockey Administration Coordinator and was elevated to Hockey Operations Manager in 2015 following the Blackhawks run to their sixth Stanley Cup in franchise history.


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TreKronor's avatar

I was kind of hoping Eddie O would get it to get him out of the broadcast booth.  I don’t think he’d have wanted it anyways.

This is a tough position to take on right now.  The organization is a bit of a mess (“bit” is probably an understatement), and they’ve got some big questions with their future and how they want to handle the Fluery/Toews/Kane contracts.

Posted by TreKronor on 03/01/22 at 03:04 PM ET

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