Pair of disgraced Blackhawks staff members to meet with Gary Bettman this month

Published June 4, 2023 at 8:49

The futures of Stan Bowman and Joel Quenneville are in the hands of National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman.

On Saturday during his state of the union address to the media, Bettman said that Bowman and Quenneville have independently requested meetings with him.

"Gary Bettman says Joel Quenneville and Stan Bowman have independently requested meetings with him that will be held after the Stanley Cup Final.

Neither is currently eligible to return to work with a NHL team." TSN's Chris Johnston said in a tweet.

Bowman stepped down as Chicago Blackhawks General Manager in October 2021 following the independent investigation into sexual assault allegations made by former prospect Kyle Beach towards the team's former video coach Brad Aldrich. Just a couple days later, Quenneville re-signed as head coach of the Florida Panthers.

It was found that Bowman, along with Quenneville, knew about the incident and were informed during a meeting on May 23rd, 2010, but didn't take action on it until roughly a month later, five days following the team's Stanley Cup victory.

Both Bowman and Quenneville have been linked to openings around the National Hockey League in recent weeks but it'll be up to Gary Bettman if they'll be reinstated and allowed to be hired by other franchises.

At the end of his availability Bettman also offered this update on Montreal Canadiens Logan Mailloux

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