Stan Bowman

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Stan Bowman
Born
Stanley Glenn Bowman

(1973-06-28) June 28, 1973 (age 48)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Spouse(s)Suzanne
Children3
RelativesScotty Bowman (father)

Stanley Glenn Bowman[1] (born June 28, 1973) is a Canadian-American former ice hockey executive. He previously worked as the general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is the son of Hockey Hall of Fame member, and current senior advisor for the Blackhawks, Scotty Bowman.

In October 2021, Bowman resigned from the Chicago Blackhawks organization, and as the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, in response to the results of an independent investigation into allegations of sexual assault committed by a member of the Blackhawks' video coaching staff. The lead investigator stated that Bowman's failure to report the alleged assault eventually led to the perpetrator committing further acts of sexual abuse.

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.

On December 16, 2020, the Blackhawks promoted Bowman to president of hockey operations. The move came after the Blackhawks fired John McDonough in April, and delegated his responsibilities between Bowman and Jaime Faulkner, who was hired as the president of business operations.[5]

On March 31, 2021, Bowman was appointed the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team for the 2022 Beijing Games.[6]

On October 26, 2021, Bowman resigned from the Chicago Blackhawks organization in response to the results of an independent investigation into allegations of sexual assault committed by a member of the Blackhawks' video coaching staff.[7] The lead investigator, former assistant US attorney Reid Schar, stated that Bowman's failure to report the alleged assault had consequences, eventually leading to the perpetrator committing further acts of sexual abuse.[8]

Bowman also resigned as the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team the same day.[9] Bowman had served as a member of an advisory group for USA Hockey since 2012, helping select players and staff.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Bowman and his wife Suzanne have three children.[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.[11]

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 was in remission.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allen, Kevin (June 26, 2013). "Stan Bowman rebuilds Blackhawks the right way". USA Today.
  2. ^ Gleason, Bucky (May 29, 2010). "Gleason: Bowman creating his own legacy". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on May 31, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Stan Bowman - President of Hockey Operations & General Manager". Blackhawks.com. Chicago Blackhawks. Archived from the original on June 9, 2021. Retrieved October 27, 2021.
  4. ^ Kuc, Chris (July 14, 2009). "Stan Bowman new Blackhawks GM; Tallon reassigned". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on July 15, 2009.
  5. ^ "Chicago Blackhawks make Stan Bowman president of hockey ops". ESPN. December 16, 2020. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
  6. ^ Leahy, Sean (March 31, 2021). "Stan Bowman named GM of 2022 U.S. Olympic team". NBC Sports. Retrieved March 31, 2021.
  7. ^ Pope, Ben (October 26, 2021). "Blackhawks' Stan Bowman resigns in overhaul over sexual assault cover-up". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved October 26, 2021.
  8. ^ Cohen, Jay; Whyno, Stephen (October 26, 2021). "Blackhawks GM Bowman Resigns After Sexual Assault Probe". NBC Chicago. Retrieved October 26, 2021.
  9. ^ Wyshynski, Greg (October 26, 2021). "In 'best interests of USA Hockey,' Stan Bowman steps down as GM of 2022 Olympic men's team after Chicago Blackhawks investigation". ESPN. Retrieved October 26, 2021.
  10. ^ Gardner, Steve (October 26, 2021). "Stan Bowman resigns as US Olympic men's hockey GM in wake of Blackhawks sexual assault investigation". USA Today.
  11. ^ Verdi, Bob (May 14, 2010). "The Verdict: No days at the beach in San Jose". NHL.com.
  12. ^ Palmer, Ann Therese (October 5, 2009). "Stan Bowman: Work routine helped in cancer battle". Chicago Tribune.

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Preceded by General manager of the Chicago Blackhawks
20092021
Succeeded by
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