CHICAGO – The Chicago Blackhawks have interviewed Mathieu Darche for their job as general manager.
The 45-year-old Montrealer leads the hockey operations of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Stanley Cup champions in 2020 and 2021.
Darche is the sixth known candidate for the position after Kyle Davidson, Eric Tulsky, Scott Mellanby, Peter Chiarelli and Jeff Greenberg.
Darche played 250 regular season games in nine NHL seasons, retiring in 2013.
He joined Tampa Bay in 2019, in his current role.
Former Blackhawks forwards Eddie Olczyk, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp are helping the team in its search for a general manager.
Davidson was promoted to the interim role after longtime general manager Stan Bowman resigned in October, in the wake of the Kyle Beach case.