If you thought Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman was on the hot seat, looks like you were probably wrong.
The Chicago Blackhawks made a pretty major announcement on Wednesday.
After firing president and CEO John McDonough back in April, the team has decided to not search for somebody new.
Instead they have promoted Bowman to be both the general manager and president.
"This is a special day for the Blackhawks organization and shows the bright future ahead for the team. I would like to thank Rocky and Danny Wirtz for their continued support and the opportunity to serve in this new role. Their leadership in developing the new organizational structure has set the stage for sustained success in the coming years,"
The team also announced two other changes which included naming female Jaime Faulkner the new president of business operations and Danny Wirtz the club's chief executive officer in a major front office overhaul.
Bowman has been with the team since 2009.
We are excited to announce a new structure for our executive leadership team! ?? Danny Wirtz: Chief Executive Officer ?? Jaime Faulkner: President of Business Operations ?? Stan Bowman: President?of?Hockey Operations?and General Manager pic.twitter.com/YNEG9T6hWj
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) December 16, 2020