The Chicago Tribune relays that the Blackhawks didn’t wait long to replace the departed Marc Bergevin as they promoted Norm Maciver to assistant general manager Monday.
Bergevin was hired by the Montreal Canadiens as their general manager Wednesday, leaving a vacancy in the Hawks’ hierarchy that GM Stan Bowman quickly filled with Maciver, who last season served as director of player personnel.
“Norm has proven to be a valuable asset to our hockey operations over the past five years, so we are excited to be able to elevate him to this role,” Bowman said in a statement. “He has an excellent handle on the players within our organization, from recent draft picks to veterans, and a great eye for talent evaluating. Promoting within our organization is something we take great pride in and we are very confident in what he will contribute on a daily basis as we strive to hire the best possible candidate at every position.”
Maciver has been in the Hawks’ organization for five seasons. Prior to joining the organization the Thunder Bay, Ontario, native served as an assistant coach with the Boston Bruins (2003-06) and the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons (2000-03).
Maciver spent 12 seasons as a defenseman in the NHL and finished with 55 goals and 230 assists while playing with New York, Hartford, Edmonton, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Winnipeg and Phoenix.