Kyle Davidson’s History as Chicago Blackhawks General Manager

  • Kyle Davidson was named the interim general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 27, 2021.
  • Davidson was named the permanent general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks on March 1, 2022.

Coaches

  • On Nov. 6, 2012, Davidson fired head coach Jeremy Colliton and assistant coaches Tom Mitell and Sheldon Brookbank. Derek King was named interim head coach.
  • On June 27, 2022, the Blackhawks named Luke Richardson their new head coach.
  • On July 11, 2022, the Blackhawks named Derek King and Kevin Dean assistants on Richardson’s staff.
  • On Aug. 1, 2022, the Blackhawks named Derek Plante an assistant on Richardson’s staff.

Draft

Kyle Davidson has been responsible for the Blackhawks draft since 2022.


Waivers

November 28, 2021 – lost F Adam Gaudette off waivers (Ottawa).
July 10, 2022 – placed F Brett Connolly on waivers for purpose of buyout (cleared).
July 10, 2022 – placed F Henrik Borgström on waivers for purpose of buyout (cleared).
October 10, 2022 – claimed D Jarred Tinordi off waivers from the New York Rangers.
March 8, 2023 – placed F Pavel Gogolev on waivers for purpose of contract termination (cleared).
June 29, 2023 – placed F Josh Bailey on waivers for purpose of buyout (cleared).
November 30, 2023 – placed F Corey Perry on waivers for purpose of contract termination (cleared).
January 3, 2023 – claimed D Jaycob Megna off waivers from the Seattle Kraken.
January 6, 2023 – claimed F Zach Sanford off waivers from the Arizona Coyotes.


Arbitration

July 23, 2023 – F Philipp Kurashev awarded two-year, $2.25 million AAV contract.


Trades

Dec. 2, 2021 – traded G Malcolm Subban to Buffalo for future considerations.
Dec. 9, 2021 – traded D Chad Krys to Toronto for F Kurtis Gabriel.
Jan. 5, 2022 – traded F Alex Nylander to Pittsburgh for F Sam Lafferty.
March 18, 2022 – traded F Brandon Hagel with a 4th round pick (No. 104 – subsequently traded to LA) in 2022 and a 4th round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft to the Tampa Bay Lightning for forwards Boris Katchouk and Taylor Raddysh and Tampa’s 1st round picks in 2023 (No. 19 – Oliver Moore) and 2024.
March 21, 2022 – traded G Marc-André Fleury to Minnesota for a 2nd round pick (No. 57 – Ryan Greene) in 2022.
March 21, 2022 – traded F Ryan Carpenter to Calgary for a 5th round pick in 2024.
July 7, 2022 – traded F Alex DeBrincat to the Ottawa Senators for a 1st round pick (No. 7 – Kevin Korchinski) and 2nd round pick (No. 39 – Paul Ludwinski) in the 2022 NHL Draft and a 3rd round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft.
July 7, 2022 – traded F Kirby Dach to the Montreal Canadiens for a 1st round pick (No. 13 – Frank Nazar) and 3rd round pick (No. 66 – Gavin Hayes) in the 2022 NHL Draft.
July 7, 2022 – traded a 2nd round pick (No. 38 – Fraser Minten) to the Toronto Maple Leafs for G Petr Mrazek and a 1st round pick (No. 25 – Sam Rinzel) in the 2022 NHL Draft.
July 8, 2022 – traded a 6th round pick (No. 167 – Nolan Collins) to the Pittsburgh Penguins for F Liam Gorman.
July 8, 2022 – traded a 3rd round pick (No. 94 – Jeremy Langlois) to the Arizona Coyotes for a 3rd round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft (No. 93 – Jiri Felcman).
Oct. 7, 2022 – traded D Riley Stillman to the Vancouver Canucks for F Jason Dickinson and a 2nd round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft.
Oct. 26, 2022 – traded D Nicolas Beaudin to the Montreal Canadiens for F Cameron Hillis.
Oct. 26, 2022 – traded F Evan Barratt to the Philadelphia Flyers for D Cooper Zech.
Feb. 22, 2023 – traded future considerations to the Ottawa Senators for D Nikita Zaitsev, a 2nd round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft (No. 44 – Roman Kantserov) and a 4th round pick in the 2026 NHL Draft.
Feb. 23, 2023 – traded F Josiah Slavin to the Anaheim Ducks for F/D Hunter Drew.
Feb. 26, 2023 – traded D Jack Johnson to the Colorado Avalanche for D Andreas Englund.
Feb. 27, 2023 – traded D Jake McCabe (50% salary retained) and F Sam Lafferty with a 2024 conditional 5th round pick and 2025 conditional 5th round pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Fs Joey Anderson and Pavel Gogolev, a conditional 1st round pick (top-ten protected) in 2025 and a 2nd round pick in 2026.
Feb. 28, 2023traded F Patrick Kane (50% salary retained) and D Cooper Zech to the New York Rangers for a second-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft (No. 55 – Martin Misiak), a fourth-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft, defensemen Andy Welinski (from NYR) and Vili Saarijarvi (from ARI). (Arizona received a pick from NYR to retain 25% of Kane’s cap hit.)
March 2, 2023 – traded future considerations to the Buffalo Sabres for F Anders Bjork.
March 2, 2023 – traded F Dylan Sikura to the Anaheim Ducks for F Max Golod.
March 2, 2023 – traded F Max Domi and G Dylan Wells to the Dallas Stars for G Anton Khudobin and a second-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft.
March 3, 2023 – traded future considerations to the Los Angeles Kings for F Austin Wagner.
June 26, 2023 – traded Ds Ian Mitchell and Alec Regula to the Boston Bruins for F Taylor Hall and the rights to F Nick Foligno.
June 29, 2023 – traded future considerations to the New York Islanders for F Josh Bailey.
June 29, 2023 – traded a 7th round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft to the Tampa Bay Lightning for the rights to F Corey Perry.
June 29, 2023 – traded a 2nd round pick (#51 – Carson Bjarnason) in the 2023 NHL Draft to the Philadelphia Flyers for a 2023 6th round pick (No. 167 – Milton Oscarson) and a 2nd round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft.
Nov. 28, 2023 – traded a 5th round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft to the Vancouver Canucks for F Anthony Beauvillier.
Jan. 6, 2024 – traded a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2026 NHL Draft to the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Rem Pitlick.


Signings

Nov. 2, 2021 – signed D Louis Crevier to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Dec. 30, 2021 – signed G Cale Morris to a one-year, entry-level contract.
March 14, 2022 – signed D Alex Vlasic to a three-year, entry-level contract.
March 23, 2022 – signed G Jaxson Stauber to a two-year, entry-level contract.
April 13, 2022 – signed F Reese Johnson to a two-year extension.
April 22, 2022 – signed D Ethan Del Mastro to a three-year, entry-level contract.
April 29, 2022 – signed F Sam Lafferty to a two-year extension.
May 23, 2022 – signed D Filip Roos to a two-year, entry-level contract.
July 12, 2022 – signed F Colin Blackwell to a two-year contract.
July 12, 2022 – signed F Max Domi to a one-year contract.
July 12, 2022 – signed F Andreas Athanasiou to a one-year contract.
July 12, 2022 – signed G Alex Stalock to a one-year contract.
July 12, 2022 – signed F Brett Seney to a one-year, two-way contract.
July 12, 2022 – signed F Luke Philp to a one-year, two-way contract.
July 13, 2022 – signed F Dylan Sikura to a one-year, two-way contract.
July 25, 2022 – signed F Buddy Robinson to a one-year, two-way contract.
August 10, 2022 – signed D Kevin Korchinski to a three-year, entry-level contract.
August 12, 2022 – signed D Caleb Jones to a one-year extension.
August 12, 2022 – signed F Philipp Kurashev to a one-year extension.
August 17, 2022 – signed D Jack Johnson to a one-year deal.
August 18, 2022 – signed F Cole Guttman to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Feb. 23, 2023 – signed F David Gust to a two-year, two-way contract.
March 9, 2023 – signed F Luke Philp to a one-year extension.
March 13, 2023 – signed F Ryder Rolston to a three-year, entry-level contract.
March 14, 2023 – signed D Wyatt Kaiser to a three-year, entry-level contract.
March 25, 2023 – signed F Paul Ludwinski to a three-year, entry-level contract.
March 28, 2023 – signed F Antti Saarela to a two-year, entry-level contract.
March 28, 2023 – signed F Brett Seney to a one-year, two-way extension.
April 3, 2023 – signed F Gavin Hayes to a three-year, entry-level contract.
April 11, 2023 – signed G Drew Commesso to a three-year, entry-level contract.
April 11, 2023 – signed D Jarred Tinordi to a one-year extension.
May 10, 2023 – signed G Arvid Söderblom to a two-year extension.
June 7, 2023 – signed F Andreas Athanasiou to a two-year extension.
June 22, 2023 – signed F Joey Anderson to a one-year, two-way extension.
June 27, 2023 – signed F Nick Foligno to a one-year contract.
June 30, 2023 – signed F Corey Perry to a one-year contract.
July 1, 2023 – signed F Ryan Donato to a two-year contract.
July 17, 2023 – signed F Connor Bedard to a three-year, entry-level contract.
July 25, 2023 – signed F Samuel Savoie to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Jan. 12, 2024 – signed F Nick Foligno to a two-year extension.
Jan. 16, 2024 – signed F Jason Dickinson to a two-year extension.
Jan. 24, 2024 – signed G Petr Mrazek to a two-year extension.

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Tab Bamford has been writing about the Chicago Blackhawks for almost two decades. He joined Bleacher Nation as the lead Blackhawks writer in May 2022. Tab is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and is the author of two books about the Blackhawks: "100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" (Triumph Books) and "Chicago Blackhawks: An Illustrated Timeline" (Reedy Press, 2021). Find him on Twitter/X/Instagram/Threads at @The1Tab

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