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Bowman Gets Extension

The Blackhawks have given general manager Stan Bowman a contract extension.
Chicago, Illnois-The Chicago Blackhawks announced today a two-year contract extension for Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman, which will run through the 2017-18 National Hockey League season.

“Stan has been an integral part of our organizational success and we are proud to reward him with a well-deserved extension,” said Blackhawks President and CEO John McDonough.  “From the amateur levels to our team in Chicago, Stan has a great system in place as we all strive for consistent excellence throughout the organization.”

Bowman, 40, is entering his 13th season with the Blackhawks organization and fourth as the team’s vice president and general manager, a position he was appointed to on Sept. 7, 2010. He was originally named the ninth general manager in franchise history on July 14, 2009 and has overseen two Stanley Cup champion teams since that time (2010 and 2013).

Currently the youngest general manager in the NHL, Bowman helped Chicago capture the 2010 Stanley Cup during his first year in that role, ending a 49-year championship drought for the organization. Bowman earned his second Stanley Cup in 2013 to become the first general manager to win multiple championships since the NHL instituted a salary cap in 2005. The Blackhawks rank third in regular-season wins (177) and second in postseason wins (37) since Bowman took over the club’s hockey operations department.

Bowman is also actively involved in USA Hockey, having been named to the U.S. Men’s National Team Advisory Group in January 2012. In that role, Bowman joins several other NHL executives on the advisory committee that will lead the selection of players for the U.S. Men’s National Team.

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