Blackhawks interview Mathieu Darche of Tampa Bay for GM job | National sports
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have interviewed Tampa Bay executive Mathieu Darche for their job as general manager.
The Blackhawks announced Darche’s interview on Wednesday. Darche, 45, is the director of hockey operations for the Lightning, winner of the last two Stanley Cup titles.
Darche is the sixth known candidate for the position. Interim general manager Kyle Davidson, Carolina Hurricanes assistant general manager Eric Tulsky, former NHL forward Scott Mellanby, longtime NHL executive Peter Chiarelli and Chicago Cubs executive Jeff Greenberg also been interviewed for the role.
Darche played 250 regular season games in nine NHL seasons, retiring in 2013. He joined Tampa Bay in 2019 in his current role.
Former Blackhawks forwards Eddie Olczyk, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp are helping the team in its general manager search.
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”.
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