Front office personnel
The Blackhawks’ chairman is Rocky Wirtz, whose family has owned the Blackhawks since 1954. John McDonough is the president and CEO, having been named the CEO in 2011 after serving as president since 2007, overseeing the turnaround of the Hawks franchise, including their 2010 Stanley Cup Championship.
Another big name in the front office is vice president and general manager Stan Bowman. The son of legendary coach and current Blackhawks senior advisor of hockey operations Scotty Bowman, Stan has worked for the Blackhawks for 12 seasons and was named GM in the fall of 2009.
Scotty Bowman is the NHL’s coaching wins leader with 1,244 regular season wins and 223 postseason wins. He won nine Stanley Cup championships as a head coach: five with the Montreal Canadiens, one with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and three with the Detroit Red Wings.
He also coached the St. Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres, with his teams reaching the playoffs in 29 out of his 30 years as a head coach. He received the Jack Adams’ Award twice as the best head coach in the NHL (1977, 1996). He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991 as a builder of the game.