Jets GM Cheveldayoff to meet with Bettman on Blackhawks scandal Monday

Sean Reynolds joins Sportsnet Central to give his takeaways from Kevin Cheveldayoff’s statement after the Chicago Blackhawks report.

Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff will have a meeting with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Monday to discuss his role in the Chicago Blackhawks sexual misconduct scandal, Sportsnet can confirm.

Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville will meet with Bettman on Thursday.

Cheveldayoff was an assistant general manager with the Blackhawks and in attendance for a meeting on May 23, 2010 that was one of the focal points of an investigation concluded this week by Jenner & Block LLP. The independent investigation looked into allegations of sexual assault made by a former player against a former assistant coach, Brad Aldrich during the club’s run to the 2010 Stanley Cup.

The May 23, 2010 meeting — which also featured Quenneville, former team president John McDonough, hockey operations executive Al MacIsaac, former executive vice president Jay Blunk and then-general manager Stan Bowman — was convened to discuss what to do about allegations made against Aldrich. While witness interviews each painted different pictures of what was actually said during the meeting, the investigation determined that no action against Aldrich was taken until after the team defeated the Flyers in the Finals in mid-June.

In July, Cheveldayoff said he “had no knowledge of any allegations involving Mr. (Brad) Aldrich until asked if (he) was aware of anything just prior to the conclusion of his employment with the Chicago Blackhawks,” via a statement issued by the Jets. Contradictory to the findings in the report.

After the report was made public Tuesday, Cheveldayoff released the following statement.

“I have shared everything I know about this matter as part of my participation in Jenner & Block’s investigation. That is reflected in today’s investigation report. Further, I look forward to my discussion with Commissioner Bettman at the soonest possible date to continue to cooperate fully with the National Hockey League. I will reserve further comment until after that conversation has been conducted.”

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