The Chicago Blackhawks‘ Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman has spent this off-season giving key pieces from the 2013 Stanley Cup team contract extensions, and he signed his own two-year contract extension through the 2017-2018 season the team announced Wednesday morning.
Bowman, 40, is the NHL’s youngest general manger and first to win multiple championships during the salary cap era (2005-present). Next season will be his 13th with the franchise and fourth as the team’s vice president and general manager. He served solely as the general manager from July 2009 and added the vice president role at the start of the 2010-2011 season.
Bowman joined the Blackhawks in 2000 as the Special Assistant to the General Manager for four seasons and then severed as the Director of Hockey Operations for two years from 2005-07. Under Bowman’s direction the Blackhawks rank third in regular-season wins with 177 and second in postseason wins with 37.
With Bowman the Blackhawks have drafted Andrew Shaw and Brandon Saad and resign Corey Crawford, Bryan Bickell, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, and Niklas Hjalmarsson; all of whom were members of one or both of the Stanley Cup teams.