Chicago Blackhawks add CEO to president John McDonough’s title

CHICAGO – The Chicago Blackhawks have added CEO to president John McDonough’s title.

McDonough was named president of the Blackhawks on Nov. 20, 2007, after a short stint running the Chicago Cubs, where he was a marketing executive.

The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010 and under McDonough’s leadership, the team has become one of the biggest tickets in Chicago. The Blackhawks have had 146 consecutive capacity crowds at the United Center and have grown a season ticket-holder base from 3,400 to over 14,000.

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They have led the NHL in average attendance in each of the last three seasons.