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Hockey Operations and Scouting

Scotty Bowman

Senior Advisor, Hockey Operations

Scotty Bowman is in his ninth season with the Chicago Blackhawks as Senior Advisor to Hockey Operations. A part of 14 Stanley Cup-winning teams, including the 2010, 2013 and 2015 championships with the Blackhawks, Bowman brings 60 years of hockey experience to the organization.

Bowman, a Montreal native, is the National Hockey League's all-time coaching leader with 1,244 regular-season wins and 223 postseason victories. Prior to joining the Blackhawks, Bowman served as a consultant in the Detroit Red Wings front office for seven years.

Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder in 1991, Bowman is the only man in the history of the sport to lead three different teams to the Stanley Cup and has reached the league finals 13 times as a bench boss. He captured the Cup with the Montreal Canadiens (1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979), Pittsburgh Penguins (1992) and Red Wings (1997, 1998, 2002). He served as Director of Player Development on Pittsburgh's Stanley Cup-winning club in 1991 and most recently celebrated his 14th league title with the Blackhawks in 2015.

Bowman coached an NHL-record 2,499 regular-season and playoff games and captured the Jack Adams Award as the league's best coach twice (1977, 1996). He also spent time as Head Coach of the St. Louis Blues (1967-71) and the Buffalo Sabres (1979-87), guiding his squads to the postseason in 29 of his 30 years. Bowman and his wife, Suella, have five children, including son Stan, who currently serves as Blackhawks Senior Vice President/General Manager.

Mark Bernard

Senior Director, Minor League Affiliations

Mark Bernard is in his ninth season with the Chicago Blackhawks and his first as Senior Director of Minor League Affiliations after being promoted on Nov. 2, 2016. He previously served as joint Director of Hockey Administration/General Manager of Minor League Affiliations. Bernard executes administrative responsibilities with the Blackhawks while overseeing the day-to-day operations of Chicago's American Hockey League affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs.

Bernard joined the Blackhawks from the AHL's Norfolk Admirals, where he served as Vice President and Assistant GM. He joined the Admirals in June 2006 as Assistant GM and was named Interim VP in October 2006 before his appointment to VP one month later. In 2008, the Ontario native won the James C. Hendy Memorial Award as the AHL's most outstanding executive.

Bernard played parts of 13 pro seasons as a goaltender in the AHL, ECHL, Central Hockey League and Colonial Hockey League. He helped the ECHL's Hampton Roads Admirals capture consecutive Kelly Cups in 1991 and 1992, earning playoff MVP honors in 1992. After his playing career, he coached the United Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs in 2003-04 and the Elite Ice Hockey League's Basingstoke Bison from 2004-06.

Bernard and his wife, Julie, have two children: Jackson and MacKenzie.

Pierre Gauthier

Director, Player Personnel

Pierre Gauthier is in his fifth season as Director of Player Personnel after joining the Chicago Blackhawks in July 2012. He previously spent nine seasons with the Montreal Canadiens organization, most recently as General Manager from 2010-12. Gauthier also served as Assistant General Manager and as Director of Professional Scouting during his time with the Canadiens.

Gauthier, a Montreal native, began his career in the Quebec Nordiques organization, where he spent 12 seasons, serving as Amateur Scout from 1981-88 and as Chief Amateur Scout from 1988-93. He then worked with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for six seasons, serving as Assistant General Manager from 1993-95. Following three seasons as General Manager of the Ottawa Senators from 1995-98, he returned to the Mighty Ducks organization as President and General Manager from 1998-2002.

Along with Bob Gainey and Bobby Clarke, Gauthier was one of three General Managers for Team Canada at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. He also served as Team Canada's GM for the gold medal-winning team at the 1997 World Championship in Finland and the silver medal-winning team at the 1996 World Championship in Austria, in addition to acting as Team Canada's Assistant GM for the silver medal-winning team at the 2009 World Championship.

Ryan Stewart

Director, Pro Scouting

Ryan Stewart is in his 11th season with the Chicago Blackhawks and his fifth as Director of Pro Scouting. Stewart joined the Blackhawks prior to the 2006-07 season as a Video Coach and served as Assistant Coach in 2007-08. He then joined the scouting staff as an Amateur Scout from 2008-10 and as a Pro Scout from 2010-12.

Stewart graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., where he played four years of varsity hockey for the Golden Griffins, including two years as team captain. He joined the Central Hockey League's Tulsa Oilers in 1998 and signed with the ECHL's Greenville Grrrowl later that year. Stewart won the Kelly Cup with Greenville in 2001-02, the same season he received the ECHL Man of the Year Award. Over the course of a seven-year professional career, Stewart also made stops with the ECHL's Florida Everblades, the American Hockey League's Providence Bruins and the British Super league's Manchester Storm.

Stewart was named captain of Greenville for the 2003-04 season. After finishing his playing career in the 2004-05 campaign, he served as Greenville's Assistant Coach/Assistant General Manager before being named to the General Manager position in 2005, when the team was affiliated with Chicago. In February 2016, Stewart was inducted into the Canisius College Sports Hall of Fame.

Stewart and his wife, Lindsay, reside in Simpsonville, S.C., with their three children: Owen, Langley and Kylie Jo.

Barry Smith

Director, Player Evaluation

Barry Smith is in his seventh season with the Blackhawks and his first as the team's Director of Player Evaluation. Smith previously served as the club's Director of Player Development, a European Development Advisor and a Pro Scout.

Prior to working with the Blackhawks, Smith spent three seasons as Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel with SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League. Under his leadership, the team recorded 322 points in three seasons. His international resume also includes stints as Head Coach in the Swedish Elite League and Division I, Assistant Coach for Team USA at the 1991 World Cup, Associate Coach for Sweden at the 1996 World Cup and the 1998 Winter Olympics and Associate Head Coach for Team USA at the 2007 World Championship.

Smith served as an assistant on Wayne Gretzky's staff in Arizona (Phoenix) from 2005-07 and was an Associate Coach on Scotty Bowman's staff with the Detroit Red Wings from 1994-2005, where he was part of three Stanley Cup championships. Smith has been a part of seven Stanley Cup championships, including two as an Assistant Coach under Bob Johnson and Scotty Bowman with the Pittsburgh Penguins from 1990-94 and two with the Blackhawks in 2013 and 2015.

The Buffalo, N.Y., native began his coaching career at Elmira College in 1974, taking the team to the NCAA finals twice in his six years.

A 1972 graduate of Ithaca College, Smith was inducted into the school's Sports Hall of Fame for both hockey and football; he also has a Masters of Education from Elmira College. Smith and his wife, Mary, have two children, Ryan and Molly.

Mark Eaton

Director, Player Development

Mark Eaton is entering his third season with the Chicago Blackhawks and his first as Director of Player Development after being promoted on July 1, 2016. In his current role, Eaton oversees the development of all Blackhawks prospects at both the amateur and minor-league professional levels in North America and Europe. Alongside the club's Development Coaches, Eaton works specifically with each prospect, on and off the ice, to develop all facets of their game. He previously served as a Development Coach for defensemen.

Eaton appeared in 650 National Hockey League games over parts of 13 seasons with Philadelphia, Nashville, Pittsburgh and the New York Islanders from 1999 to 2013, registering 85 points (24G, 61A) over that span. He recorded 13 points (4G, 9A) in 68 career postseason contests and won the Stanley Cup in 2009 with Pittsburgh.

Prior to his professional career, the Wilmington, Del., native played for the University of Notre Dame during the 1997-98 season. Eaton tallied 29 points (12G, 17A) and was named the team's top defenseman, in addition to being honored as the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's Rookie of the Year.

Ron Anderson

Director, Player Recruitment

Ron Anderson is in his 18th season with the Blackhawks and his ninth as Director of Player Recruitment. He currently serves as a Pro Scout after previously serving as an Amateur Scout.

A native of Moncton, New Brunswick, Anderson spent 18 years on the coaching staff of Merrimack College, including 15 as Head Coach (1983-98), where he won three consecutive ECAC championships and achieved an undefeated season in 1987-88. Anderson had a five-year professional career with Boston (1972-74), Washington (1974-76) and Vienna (1976-77). He also racked up 173 points (88G, 85A) in 185 career American Hockey League games with the Boston Braves, Richmond Robins and New Haven Nighthawks from 1972-76, and was named the league's rookie of the year in 1973. A 1974 graduate of Boston University, Anderson won back-to-back NCAA championships as a player in 1971 and 1972.

Mats Hallin

Director, European Scouting

Mats Hallin is in his 11th season with the Blackhawks and his fourth as the team's Director of European Scouting. Hallin previously served the club as a European Pro Scout.

Prior to working with the Blackhawks, The Åkers styckebruk, Sweden, native spent five seasons as General Manager of Sodertalje in the Swedish Hockey League. Originally a seventh-round pick by Washington in the 1978 NHL Draft (105th overall), Hallin registered 31 points (17G, 14A) in 152 career games across five seasons with the New York Islanders (1982-85) and Minnesota North Stars (1985-87). Hallin posted one goal in 15 career NHL postseason games, winning the 1983 Stanley Cup with the Islanders.

Hallin has seven seasons of Swedish Elite League experience, including two stints with Sodertalje (1976-81, 1987-89) and two seasons with Malmo (1990-92). He also served as Head Coach for Team Sweden at the 1999 U20 World Championship in Winnipeg.

Hallin and his wife, Helene, have a son, Per, a daughter, Johanna, and six grandchildren.

Tony Ommen

Senior Director, Team Services

Tony Ommen is in his 18th season with the Chicago Blackhawks and his seventh as Senior Director of Team Services. For the past 12 seasons, Ommen has managed the day-to-day logistical operations of the team, including travel, after serving the organization in various publications and public/media relations capacities since 1999.

A native of Carrollton, Ill., Ommen previously worked for the St. Louis Blues as Assistant Director of Communications. Before joining the Blues, Ommen held positions with Fans Inc., the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams.

A veteran of the United States Army and a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Ommen and his wife, Nikki, have three children: Logan, Ashley and Emily.