(670 The Score) Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz has requested that former video coach Brad Aldrich’s name be removed from the Stanley Cup in the wake of Aldrich’s “unforgivable behavior” in the organization’s sexual assault scandal, according to a letter obtained by 670 The Score.
Wirtz made the request in a letter to Hockey Hall of Fame chairman Lanny MacDonald. Former Blackhawks player Kyle Beach alleged that he was sexually assaulted by Aldrich in May 2010, and an investigation found that the organization covered up the incident as it focused on its playoff run. The Blackhawks then won the Stanley Cup in June 2010, and Aldrich was allowed to be part of the celebration. He got his name on the Cup and his day with it too.
“Taking a stand on the unforgivable behavior of Aldrich should include erasing his name from the Cup,” Wirtz wrote.
Aldrich left the Blackhawks organization in 2010 and later was convicted of sexually assaulting a high schooler in 2013 in Michigan.
Here’s a look at the full letter from Wirtz to MacDonald: