After an extensive search over the past few months, with countless tweets updating everyone about the process, the Chicago Blackhawks have found their next GM.
According to a report by Frank Seravali of the DailyFaceOff, on Tuesday the Blackhawks intend to appoint Kyle Davidson as the team’s full-time CEO, removing the temporary descriptor from his title that accompanied him when he took over as Stan Bowman on October 26.
Davidson worked at the Blackhawks for more than a decade, even before being appointed to the GM post, joining the organization in 2010 as an intern and making his way from there. It was quite a trip for the Ottawa native during that period.
In the years since arriving in Chicago, Davidson has held the position of manager at the Blackhawks Hockey Administration, then to the role of assistant grandmaster, then temporary grandmaster, and now to the role he will take on Tuesday.
This is a somewhat anti-menopausal end to GM’s search, which is said to feature unconventional thinking.
The Blackhawks have emphasized their intention to expand their search outside the hockey industry several times throughout the process, and have reportedly shown interest in executives such as Toronto Raptors Vice President Theresa Rash and Chicago Cubs assistant grandmaster Jeff Greenberg.
Unfortunately, these intriguing results did not happen. The Blackhawks went with the safest choice, choosing one candidate who was literally in the ballot box.
Little is known about Davidson’s accomplishments as a grandmaster, given that he was never at the NHL level and spent his entire career in one organization. Since the Blackhawks are at some sort of organizational crossroads on the ice, he will very, very soon be faced with some important decisions.
Fans will have to wait to see if he can handle them.
Report: The Blackhawks will name Kyle Davidson GM
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