Stan Bowman
Stan Bowman
Born Stanley Glenn Bowman
(1973-06-28) June 28, 1973 (age 44)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation General manager of the Chicago Blackhawks

Stanley Glenn Bowman[1] (born June 28, 1973) is the current vice president and general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. He is the son of Hockey Hall of Fame member, and current senior advisor for the Blackhawks, Scotty Bowman.

Early life

Born in Montreal, Quebec. After moving to Buffalo, New York during his father's tenure with the Buffalo Sabres, Bowman attended Canisius High School.[2] Bowman graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1995 with degrees in Finance and Computer Applications.[3]

Executive career

Bowman joined the Chicago Blackhawks in 2001 as a special assistant to the general manager for four seasons. For the next two years, he would serve as the director of hockey operations. Afterwards, Bowman was promoted to assistant general manager of hockey operations.[3]

On July 14, 2009, Bowman replaced Dale Tallon to become the ninth general manager in the Blackhawks' history. Bowman stepped into the role following three years as a special assistant to the general manager of the club.[4] On October 4, 2011, Bowman signed a contract with the Blackhawks effective through the 2015-16 season.

On June 9, 2010, Bowman and the Blackhawks won their fourth Stanley Cup, and first since 1961, defeating the Philadelphia Flyers in the Finals. On June 24, 2013, he and the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup again, defeating the Boston Bruins in the Finals. On June 15, 2015, Bowman and the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup for the third time in six years, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Finals. The transformation of the Blackhawks and their sustained success in the hard salary-cap era, has led many to regard Bowman as one of the best general managers in the National Hockey League (NHL).[5][6][7]

Personal life

Bowman is married to his wife Suzanne and has two sons, Will and Camden, and a daughter, Graycen.[3]

He is named after the Stanley Cup; his father won his first Stanley Cup, as coach of the Montreal Canadiens, just one month before Stan's birth.[8]

In 2007, Bowman was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer of the lymph nodes. The cancer went into remission after chemotherapy, but reappeared in early 2008, necessitating a stem cell transplant, radiation and more chemotherapy. As of 2013, the cancer is in remission.[9]

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Preceded by
Dale Tallon
General manager of the Chicago Blackhawks
2009-present
Succeeded by

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