The Chicago Blackhawks parted methods with president and CEO John McDonough on Monday.
Per an official membership announcement, Blackhawks Chairman W. Rockwell “Rocky” Wirtz confirmed the workforce’s resolution and in addition that Wirtz’s son, Daniel Wirtz, will function interim president.
The Blackhawks employed McDonough as workforce president in 2007, and he helped the franchise win three Stanley Cup championships throughout the 2010s. Issues have not gone effectively for the group since its final Stanley Cup triumph within the spring of 2015, nevertheless, because the Blackhawks didn’t make it out of the primary spherical of the postseason the following two seasons.
Chicago did not qualify for the playoffs in 2018 or 2019. The Blackhawks had been final within the Central Division of the Western Convention standings when the NHL halted the season as a result of coronavirus pandemic on March 12.
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“Whereas we are able to reassure our followers there will probably be hockey once more, nobody is aware of what that can appear to be,” Rocky Wirtz added within the workforce assertion. “What we do know is that it’s going to take a brand new mindset to efficiently transition the group to win each on and off the ice.”