July 20th, 2024

NHL reinstates Bowman, Quenneville after being banned for their role in Blackhawks assault scandal

By Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press on July 1, 2024.

The NHL reinstated executives Stan Bowman and Al MacIsaac and coach Joel Quenneville on Monday, making them able to seek employment around the league effective immediately.

Bowman, MacIsaac and Quenneville were banned from the league in October 2021 for their roles in the Chicago Blackhawks’ mishandling of a sexual assault scandal after a video coach was accused of assaulting a player in 2010. Quenneville was coaching the Florida Panthers at the time and resigned from that job, while Bowman did the same as Chicago general manager along with team executive MacIsaac.

The NHL in a statement said Bowman, MacIsaac and Quenneville have shown remorse for what happened and gained greater awareness for the responsibilities needed in such situations. They cannot sign contracts until July 10.

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