Stan Bowman

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Stan Bowman
Stanley Glenn Bowman

(1973-06-28) June 28, 1973 (age 47)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
OccupationGeneral manager of the Chicago Blackhawks
RelativesScotty Bowman (father)

Stanley Glenn Bowman[1] (born June 28, 1973) is the current vice president and general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. He is the son of Hockey Hall of Fame member, and current senior advisor for the Blackhawks, Scotty Bowman.

Early life[edit]

Bowman was born in Montreal, Quebec. He moved to Buffalo, New York during his father's tenure with the Buffalo Sabres and attended Canisius High School.[2] Bowman graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1995 with degrees in Finance and Computer Applications.[3]

Executive career[edit]

Bowman joined the Chicago Blackhawks in 2001 as a special assistant to the general manager for four seasons. For the next two years, he would serve as the director of hockey operations. Afterwards, Bowman was promoted to assistant general manager of hockey operations.[3]

On July 14, 2009, Bowman replaced Dale Tallon to become the ninth general manager in the Blackhawks' history. Bowman stepped into the role following three years as a special assistant to the general manager of the club.[4] On October 4, 2011, Bowman signed a contract with the Blackhawks effective through the 2015–16 season.

On June 9, 2010, the Blackhawks won their fourth Stanley Cup, and first since 1961, defeating the Philadelphia Flyers in the Finals. On June 24, 2013, the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup again, defeating the Boston Bruins in the Finals. On June 15, 2015, the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup for the third time in six years, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals.

Personal life[edit]

Bowman is married to his wife Suzanne and has two sons, Will and Camden, and a daughter, Graycen.[3]

He is named after the Stanley Cup; his father won his first Stanley Cup, as coach of the Montreal Canadiens, just one month before Stan's birth.[5]

In 2007, Bowman was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer of the lymph nodes. The cancer went into remission after chemotherapy, but reappeared in early 2008, necessitating a stem cell transplant, radiation and more chemotherapy. As of 2013, the cancer is in remission.[6]


  1. ^ Kevin Allen (June 26, 2013). "Stan Bowman rebuilds Blackhawks the right way". USA Today.
  2. ^ "Page not found". Cite uses generic title (help)
  3. ^ a b c "Stan Bowman Bio".
  4. ^ Chicago Tribune "Stan Bowman new Blackhawks GM; Tallon reassigned", July 14, 2009.
  5. ^ "The Verdict: No days at the beach in San Jose".
  6. ^ Ann Therese Palmer, "Stan Bowman: Work routine helped in cancer battle", Chicago Tribune, October 5, 2009.

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Preceded by
Dale Tallon
General manager of the Chicago Blackhawks
Succeeded by