The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that the team has promoted Norm Maciver to assistant general manager.
"Norm has proven to be a valuable asset to our hockey operations over the past five years, so we are excited to be able to elevate him to this role,” Blackhawks Vice President/General Manager Stan Bowman said. “He has an excellent handle on the players within our organization, from recent draft picks to veterans, and a great eye for talent evaluating. Promoting within our organization is something we take great pride in and we are very confident in what he will contribute on a daily basis as we strive to hire the best possible candidate at every position.”
Maciver just completed his fifth season with the Blackhawks, his first as Director of Player Personnel after previously serving as the club’s Director Of Player Development. Prior to joining the organization the Thunder Bay, Ontario, native served as an Assistant Coach with the Boston Bruins (2003-06) and the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons (2000-03).
Following a decorated collegiate career at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he was a two-time All-American and finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the country’s top player, Maciver spent 12 seasons as a defenseman in the National Hockey League. He registered 285 points (55G, 230A), in 500 career regular-season tilts with stops in New York, Hartford, Edmonton, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Winnipeg and Phoenix, and posted 14 points (3G, 11A) and a +10 plus/minus rating in 56 Stanley Cup Playoffs tilts. Maciver was given the AHL’s Eddie Shore Award as the league’s best defenseman in 1991 and won the International Hockey League’s Turner Cup with the Houston Aeros in 1999.