Blackhawks interview Davidson and Tulsky for GM job
The Chicago Blackhawks have interviewed Kyle Davidson and Eric Tulsky for their GM job.
The team made the announcement on Friday.
Davidson served as the team’s interim general manager. Tulsky is assistant general manager for the Carolina Hurricanes.
Davidson was promoted to the interim role after longtime chief executive Stan Bowman resigned in October following a report by an outside law firm that found the organization had mishandled allegations that an assistant coach allegedly sexually assaulted a player during the team’s Stanley Cup in 2010.
The report also played a role in the departure of Al MacIsaac, another of Chicago’s top hockey executives, and the NHL fined the team $2 million for “inadequate internal procedures of the organization and its inadequate and untimely response”.
Two lawsuits related to Kyle Beach’s allegations that he was assaulted by then-video coach Brad Aldrich in 2010 were resolved in December. But the organization is still grappling with its response.
Facing questions on Wednesday for the first time since the company’s report was released in October, owner Rocky Wirtz angrily refused to respond to the team’s handling of the accusations. Wirtz, 69, ended up apologizing for his reaction later that night.
Three other people are considering lawsuits against the Blackhawks over the team’s handling of the case, according to Christopher Cortese, a Chicago attorney representing the men.
On the ice, Chicago has lost seven of eight, including an ugly 5-0 home loss to Minnesota on Wednesday night.
Former Blackhawks forwards Eddie Olczyk, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp are helping the team in its general manager search, and CEO Danny Wirtz said the organization plans to interview candidates “inside and outside”. away from hockey”.
Davidson is in his 12th season with Chicago. He started as an intern in hockey operations in 2010. He most recently held the title of assistant general manager of hockey administration.
Tulsky is in his eighth season with the Hurricanes. He previously served as vice president of hockey management and strategy for the team.
Tulsky graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and physics, and he has a doctorate in chemistry from California-Berkeley. He has also worked in the field of nanotechnology and holds 17 US patents.
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