Stan Bowman is in his 19th season with the Blackhawks and was named President of Hockey Operations and General Manager on December 16, 2020. He spent five seasons as Senior Vice President/General Manager prior to beginning in his current role. Bowman was originally named the ninth General Manager in Blackhawks history on July 14, 2009, after eight years in the Blackhawks hockey operations department.
Bowman led the Blackhawks to their sixth Stanley Cup championship on June 15, 2015, becoming the first GM to win three titles in the salary cap era. In 2010, Bowman became the youngest GM in National Hockey League history to guide an organization to the championship, as the team ended a 49-year title drought. During his time at the helm of the hockey operations department, Bowman has secured the team's core talent with long-term contract extensions, rebuilt the club's prospect depth with multiple acclaimed draft classes and acquired many key roster pieces through trades and free-agent signings.
Bowman and his father, Senior Advisor to Hockey Operations Scotty Bowman, are part of an elite group, becoming the 10th father-son GM tandem in the history of the NHL and just the fourth pair to have each of their names inscribed on the Stanley Cup.
Bowman originally joined the Blackhawks in 2000 and spent four seasons as Special Assistant to the General Manager before being promoted to Director of Hockey Operations, a role he served in for two years (2005-07). As Assistant General Manager, Bowman attended to the day-to-day administration of the hockey operations department, including all CBA-related matters, such as contract negotiations, free agency, salary arbitration and player movement and assignment. He also tracked the progress of Blackhawks prospects by working closely with the staff of the club's minor-league affiliate in Rockford while assisting with player evaluation, prospect development and professional and amateur scouting.
Bowman was named to Crain's Chicago Business "40 under 40" Class of 2010 and inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 16, 2015. He was selected as a manager for Team North America at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey alongside Peter Chiarelli. In that role, he helped select the playing roster, coaching and support staff, and oversaw tournament preparations and management for the 23-and-under team. He also served on the U.S. Men's National Team Advisory Group for the 2017 and 2018 IIHF World Championships.
Bowman graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1995 with degrees in finance and computer applications. When he arrived at the Blackhawks in 2000, Bowman worked extensively on financial budgets and developed programs to track player movement and player evaluation.
Bowman and his wife, Suzanne, have three children: Will, Camden and Graycen.