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Blackhawks Name Kyle Davidson GM

The Chicago Blackhawks have named Kyle Davidson as the 10th GM in franchise history.
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After an extensive search conducted over the past few months, featuring countless tweets updating everyone on the process, the Chicago Blackhawks have found their next GM. 

The Blackhawks have appointed Kyle Davidson as the team's full-time GM on Tuesday morning, dropping the interim descriptor from his title that accompanied it when he took over for Stan Bowman on Oct. 26. 

Davidson has been with the Blackhawks for over a decade, even prior to his appointment to the GM post, joining the organization in 2010 as an intern and working his way up from there. It's been quite the journey for the Ottawa native over that period. 

In the years since coming to Chicago, Davidson found himself elevated to the Blackhawks' manager of hockey administration, then to the role of assistant GM, then to interim GM, and now to the role he takes over. 

It's a somewhat anticlimactic ending to a GM search that was said to feature outside-the-box thinking. 

The Blackhawks emphasized an intent on extending their search outside the realm of hockey multiple times throughout the process, with reports indicating that they'd expressed interest in executives such as Toronto Raptors vice president Teresa Resch, and Chicago Cubs assistant GM Jeff Greenberg. 

Alas, those intriguing outcomes never came to be. The Blackhawks went with the safest choice, choosing the one candidate who was, quite literally, inside the box. 

Not much is known of Davidson's merit as a GM given that he's never been one at the NHL level and has spent his entire career within one organization. With the Blackhawks at something of an organizational crossroads on the ice, he will be faced with some important decisions very, very soon. 

Fans will have to wait to see if he can handle them. 

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