RELEASE: Meghan Hunter, Mark Eaton to serve as deputy general managers

In an update that complements the Chicago Blackhawks hockey operations management team, the general manager of Blackhawks Kyle Davidson announced it today Marco Eaton will remain Assistant General Manager, Development e Megan Hunter was promoted to Assistant General Manager, Hockey Operations. Furthermore, it was announced that Brian Campbell will remain in hockey operations as a consultant, while hockey operations Karilyn Pilch was promoted to Player Personnel Manager.

Today’s announcements follow the previous hires of Norm Maciver and Jeff Greenberg as Associate General Manager on the Hockey Operations Executive Leadership team. Professional and amateur scouting operations will report directly to Maciver and Greenberg will oversee the development of strategic systems and processes that will power the entire Hockey Operations group. Together, Eaton, Greenberg, Hunter and Maciver will all report directly to Davidson.

“As I said earlier, this leadership foundation will help our shared vision for the future become a reality,” said general manager Kyle Davidson. “Our goal is to be the best in everything we do and organizing a structure and defining roles behind the scenes is an important step. I have a lot of trust and confidence in this management team, along with the staff who work under them and I don’t see the It’s time to work with our entire team to build a successful team on the ice. “

Eaton will oversee the Blackhawks American Hockey League affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, as well as the development and performance of all amateur and professional players. Eaton spent 13 seasons as a defender in the National Hockey League and joined the Blackhawks in 2014 as a player development manager.

Hunter joined the Chicago Blackhawks organization in 2016, having held various roles in hockey and scouting operations. In his current role, he will oversee budget, team services, contract execution, team safety and player services. Hunter played collegially at the University of Wisconsin, where she was a four-year letter winner and, in 2001, she was a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award for the best college hockey player in the United States. Prior to her time with the Blackhawks, Hunter worked for the Canadian women’s national hockey team and the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League.

“Meghan and Mark have both been important parts of our business for several years and we are fortunate to have them in these important and retrained roles,” added Davidson. “Their leadership skills, the vision shared with the rest of the management team and their knowledge of the game give me a lot of confidence in achieving our goals.”

Campbell served as Player Development Coach for the previous four seasons with the Blackhawks after a 17-year career in the NHL that ended in Chicago in 2017 and included stops in Buffalo (1999 – 2008), San Jose (2008), Florida ( 2011 – 2016) and the Blackhawks. (2008-11, 2016-17). He has played 1,082 NHL career games as a defender in the NHL.

Pilch joined the Blackhawks in 2021 as a Scout, Player Personnel. He played collegially at Boston University where, after graduating from the school, he continued as Director of Hockey Operations. He later spent time as the general manager of Boston Pride of the Premier Hockey Federation.

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