Blackhawks GM Bowman signs extension - – Rockford’s News Leader

Blackhawks GM Bowman signs extension


The Chicago Blackhawks announced a three-year contract extension for Senior Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman, which will run through the 2020-21 NHL season.

Bowman is in his 15th season with the Blackhawks and his sixth as the Vice President/General Manager, having been named to the position on Sept. 7, 2010. Bowman was originally named the ninth General Manager in Blackhawks history on July 14, 2009, after eight years in the Blackhawks Hockey Operations Department

Bowman led the Blackhawks to their sixth Stanley Cup on June 15, 2015, becoming the first GM to win three titles in the salary cap era. In 2010, Bowman became the youngest GM in National Hockey League history to guide an organization to the championship, as the team ended a 49-year title drought. During his tenure as GM, Bowman has secured the Blackhawks’ core talent with long-term contract extensions, rebuilt the club’s prospect depth and re-signed Head Coach Joel Quenneville, the second-winningest coach in NHL history, to two contract extensions.

Bowman and his father, Senior Advisor to Hockey Operations Scotty Bowman, are part of an elite group, becoming the 10th father-son GM tandem in the history of the NHL and just the fourth pair to have each of their names inscribed on the Stanley Cup.

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