Vice President and General Manager – Chicago Blackhawks
Stan Bowman enters his tenth season with the Blackhawks and his first as vice president/general manager, having been named to the position on Sept. 7, 2010. Bowman was originally named the ninth general manager in Blackhawks history on July 14, 2009, having served for eight years in the Blackhawks operations department prior to that.
Stan and his father, senior advisor of hockey operations Scotty Bowman, are part of an elite group, becoming just the tenth father-son GM tandem in the history of the National Hockey League, and just the fourth pair to have each of their names inscribed on the Stanley Cup.
Bowman originally joined the Blackhawks in 2001, serving for four seasons as special assistant to the general manager before being promoted to director of hockey operations, a role he served in for two years (2005-07). In his most recent role as assistant general manager, hockey operations, Bowman attended to the day-to-day administration of the Blackhawks’ hockey operations department with his primary responsibilities including all CBA-related matters such as contract negotiations, free agency, salary arbitration, player movement and player assignment. He also tracked the progress of the Blackhawks prospects by working closely with the staff of the club’s minor league affiliate in Rockford, while also assisting with player evaluation, prospect development and professional and amateur scouting.
Bowman played an integral part in acquiring the talent that brought the Stanley Cup to Chicago in 2010, including the signings of Marian Hossa, Tomas Kopecky and Brian Campbell, as well as weighing in on the decisions that brought players such as Patrick Sharp to the club. Following the 2010 Championship run, Bowman was named to Crain’s Chicago Business “40 under 40” Class of 2010. The prestigious announcement is given out to 40 business executives under the age of 40 in the city of Chicago each year, and recognizes the tremendous accomplishments of the individuals chosen.
Bowman graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1995 with degrees in finance and computer applications. When he arrived at the Blackhawks in 2001, Bowman worked extensively on financial budgets and developing programs to track player movement and player evaluation. He was born in Montreal where his father was coaching at the time.
Stan and his wife Suzanne have two sons, Will and Camden.