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Kyle Davidson

Born:1989Hometown:Sudbury, ON
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Chicago Blackhawks (GM)

Kyle Davidson (born in 1989) is a Canadian sports executive who currently serves as the general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL) since October 26, 2021.

Davidson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration (SPAD) from Laurentian University. After graduating in 2009, he began working for the Ottawa Senators (NHL) in their supporter relations department. The following year, Davidson became an intern with the Chicago Blackhawks as a video analyst. Between 2012 and 2018, he worked for the ice hockey organization’s administration and held various positions. In 2018, he was appointed assistant to general manager Stan Bowman. The following year, Davidson was promoted to assistant general manager, and in October 2021 he took over on an interim basis after Bowman stepped down from his positions with the Blackhawks. On March 1, 2022, the Blackhawks removed the interim tag and formally named him as their general manager.

Davidson was involved in winning the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks for the 2012–13 and 2014–15 seasons.

Kyle Davidson Chicago Blackhawks
Kyle Davidson, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Staff History

  • OHL Sudbury Wolves (Asst. Equipment Manager) 2006-2007
  • NHL Ottawa Senators (Position Unknown) 2009-2010
  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks (Analyst – Intern) 2010-2011
  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks (Mgr. of Hockey Administration) 2011-2018
  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks (Assistant General Manager) 2019-2021
  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks (Assistant General Manager – VP of Hockey Strategy and Analytics) 2021-22
  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks (Interim General Manager) Oct. 26, 2021-March 1, 2022
  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks (General Manager) March 1, 2022-present