Blackhawks interview Cubs assistant manager Jeff Greenberg for GM job
The Chicago Blackhawks say they interviewed Jeff Greenberg, who is currently assistant general manager for the Chicago Cubs of MLB, to fill the vacant position of general manager for the NHL team, although it is unclear at this time. where he ranks among the club’s ever-growing roster. candidates.
Greenberg started with the Cubs as a baseball operations intern in 2012, and after holding positions as director of professional scouting and baseball operations, director of baseball operations, and assistant general manager, he has assumed the role of Deputy General Manager in 2020.
Prior to his tenure with the Cubs, Greenberg, a graduate of Columbia Law School, articled for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Arizona Diamondbacks and Major League Baseball’s labor relations department.
Greenberg is the latest name to appear on the list of potential Blackhawks general managers, with news of his interview coming a day after Peter Chiarelli, the former Boston Bruins general manager who reached two Stanley Cup Finals in the past of his term, was announced as someone Chicago had interviewed.
Chicago also interviewed interim general manager Kyle Davidson, Carolina Hurricanes assistant general manager Eric Tulsky and former Montreal Canadiens assistant general manager Scott Mellanby and said they would provide further updates to as more interviews are completed.
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 role 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.