The list continues to grow as the week moves along.
The Chicago Blackhawks are in the thick of their interviewing process to find their next permanent General Manager. According to multiple reports, interim GM Kyle Davidson has already interviewed, while former Bruins and Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli is in the mix, and former Canadiens assistant GM Scott Mellanby is also supposed to interview for the position. Now we can add Carolina Hurricanes assistant GM Eric Tulsky’s name to the list.
CHI GM search: Kyle Davidson interviewed this week…Peter Chiarelli and Scott Mellanby already reported…also believe CAR assistant GM Eric Tulsky is on their list.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 4, 2022
Tulsky has been with the Hurricanes for the past eight seasons. He began his NHL career as an analyst with the club before being named the Director of Analytics in 2017 and the VP of Hockey Management in 2018. He was named the club’s assistant GM under Don Waddell in January of 2021.
You can learn a little bit more from Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman and his insight to the interviewing process for the Blackhawks in his latest ’32 Thoughts’ podcast here:
Tulsky is a beacon of the new age of analytics in hockey. His rise through the Carolina organization is testament to his crediblity and the product on the ice for the Hurricanes backs it up on a nightly basis. The Hurricanes have improved year-over-year with Tulsky in his senior management role and could bring a new way of thinking to the Blackhawks from an analytical standpoint.
We learned from The Athletic’s Scott Powers that the Blackhawks will be going through their interview process during the NHL All-Star break. With their next game coming on the road on February 9 against the Edmonton Oilers, Chicago could potentially have their new person in position well before the March 21 NHL Trade Deadline.