(670 The Score) Convicted sex offender and former Blackhawks video coach Brad Aldrich’s name has been X’d out on the Stanley Cup in the wake of an investigation that found the organization had largely ignored allegations of sexual assault against Aldrich in 2010.
Aldrich’s name was crossed out Sunday, Ryan Rishaug of TSN reported Wednesday. Other outlets confirmed the news. Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz sent a letter to the Hockey Hall of Fame last week requesting Aldrich’s name be removed from the Stanley Cup.
“Taking a stand on the unforgivable behavior of Aldrich should include erasing his name from the Cup,” Wirtz wrote.
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.
Aldrich left the Blackhawks organization in 2010 and later was convicted of sexually assaulting a high schooler in 2013 in Michigan.