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Cheveldayoff says he was unaware of severity of allegations

Nov. 02, 2021 22:13 PM EDT

Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff says he was “not aware” until this year of the severity of the sexual assault allegations made more than a decade ago against a former Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach. A third-party investigation by an independent...

Blackhawks hold settlement talks with former player's lawyer

Nov. 02, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks held settlement talks Tuesday with an attorney for a former player who is suing the team after he accused an assistant coach of sexual assault in 2010 and the team largely ignored the allegations. The sides met for about an hour,...

NHL defends disciplinary decisions in Blackhawks scandal

Nov. 01, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

Commissioner Gary Bettman on Monday defended the NHL’s decisions and discipline meted out following an investigation into the Chicago Blackhawks' handling of sexual assault allegations in 2010. Bettman called the organization’s $2 million fine significant and stood by...

NHL Commissioner meets with Kyle Beach, offers league's help

Oct. 30, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman talked to Kyle Beach on Saturday about what the league can do to better protect its players after the former first-round pick said he was sexually assaulted by an assistant coach in 2010 and his allegations were largely ignored by the Chicago...

Panthers entrust team to Andrew Brunette after Quenneville

Oct. 29, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

Andrew Brunette has a chance to be an NHL head coach now, taking over a Florida Panthers team that is off to the best start in franchise history. It should be a happy time. It is not. Brunette debuted as the replacement for Joel Quenneville as...

Blackhawks ask Hall of Fame to cover assistant's name on Cup

Oct. 29, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz wants the Hockey Hall of Fame to cover the name of an assistant coach engraved on the Stanley Cup after the assistant was accused of sexually assaulting a player during the team's run to the 2010 championship. In a...

NHL not disciplining ex-Blackhawks GM for role in scandal

Oct. 29, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Chicago Blackhawks assistant general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff will not be penalized by the NHL for his role in the club’s mishandling of sexual assault allegations made by a player in 2010. Commissioner Gary Bettman met with Cheveldayoff, now...

On Hockey: Blackhawks fallout furthers overdue NHL reckoning

Oct. 29, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

The scandal that rocked the National Hockey League this week began more than a decade ago, and it's part of a painful, overdue reckoning that has transformed the sport over the past two years. Gone is Joel Quenneville, who has won the second-most games of any coach in NHL...

Amid scandal, Quenneville resigns as Florida Panthers coach

Oct. 29, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Joel Quenneville resigned as coach of the Florida Panthers on Thursday, two days after the second-winningest coach in NHL history was among those implicated for not swiftly responding to allegations by a Chicago Blackhawks player of being sexually assaulted by another...

'Animalism': Blackhawks scandal raises culture questions

Oct. 28, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — For three weeks in 2010, they did nothing. That's how long it took for the leadership of the Chicago Blackhawks to act on allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player. Three weeks. Three weeks that — more than a decade later —...