Blackhawks to make findings of independent investigation public

  • Danny Wirtz

    Danny Wirtz

Updated 8/2/2021 2:27 PM

The Blackhawks have pledged to make public the findings of law firm Jenner & Block, which is conducting an investigation into sexual abuse charges filed by a former Hawks player against former video coach Bradley Aldrich.

The suit is seeking more than $150,000 in damages.


In a memo released to team employees Monday, CEO Danny Wirtz pledged to let the public know what Jenner & Block find out while conducting interviews with past players, GM Stan Bowman, former coach Joel Quenneville and others.

"Upon conclusion of the Jenner investigation, we will share results with you, our partners and our fans and will promptly implement changes to address the findings and any shortcomings of our organization," Wirtz wrote to employees. "I can assure you that we are using this process to engage in the self-reflection necessary to better our organization and ensure that our workplace is safe and inclusive. And while we await the results, we will continue a process of self-evaluation and take important steps to better our organization.

"Thank you for your trust in us to handle this appropriately, and as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me."


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