Blackhawks president of hockey operations Stan Bowman resigns after sexual assault investigation into former assistant


(670 The Score) Blackhawks president of hockey operations Stan Bowman has resigned following the completion of an investigation into allegations that former assistant coach Bradley Aldrich sexually assaulted a player in 2010.

Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz, team president Danny Wirtz and former federal prosecutor Reid Schar, who ran the investigation for Jenner & Block, held a media session on Zoom on Tuesday afternoon to announce the findings of the investigation. During it, Danny Wirtz revealed that Bowman has left the organization.

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Bowman was one of the senior executives and members of the organization who was informed of the sexual assault allegations toward Aldrich in May 2010, but the organization swept the wrongdoing under the rug.

“We and he ultimately accept that in his first year as general manager, he made a mistake alongside our other senior executives at the time and did not take adequate action in 2010," Danny Wirtz said of Bowman.

Jenner & Block interviewed 139 people as part of the investigation, including Aldrich and the alleged victim, Schar said. There was no evidence that Rocky Wirtz or Danny Wirtz knew about the sexual assault allegations until lawsuits were filed, Schar said, and they each said they weren't aware of the allegations.

Bowman had been with the Blackhawks since 2001 and was promoted to general manager in 2009. He was the architect of Stanley Cup championship teams in 2010, 2013 and 2015.