Chicago Blackhawks interview Scott Mellanby for GM job


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The Chicago Blackhawks have interviewed former NHL forward Scott Mellanby for their GM job.

The team announced Mellanby’s interview on Saturday.

Mellanby, 55, has 364 goals and 476 assists in 1,431 regular season games in 21 years in the NHL. He was assistant general manager of the Montreal Canadiens from 2014 until his resignation in November.

Chicago also announced completed interviews with interim general manager Kyle Davidson and Eric Tulsky, assistant general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Davidson was promoted to the interim role after longtime chief executive Stan Bowman resigned in October following a report by an outside law firm that found the organization had mishandled allegations that an assistant coach allegedly sexually assaulted a player during the team’s Stanley Cup in 2010.

The report also played a part in the departure of Al MacIsaac, another of Chicago’s top hockey executives, and the NHL fined the team $2 million for “inadequate internal procedures of the organization and its inadequate and untimely response”.

Former Blackhawks forwards Eddie Olczyk, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp are helping the team in its general manager search, and CEO Danny Wirtz said the organization plans to interview candidates “both inside and outside”. outside of hockey.

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