We already know the names beginning to circulate regarding the Sabres head coaching vacancy.
Now, we're getting an idea of who could be a front runner to land as the next general manager of the franchise, and it's an assistant with recent success of winning a Stanley Cup.
According to Chuck Gormley, a strong candidates to replace Tim Murray is Blackhawks assistant GM Norm MacIver.
— Chuck Gormley (@ChuckGormleyNHL) April 20, 2017
The 52-year old Ontario, Canada, native joined Chicago in 2006 and served as the team's director of player development.
Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman called MacIver "a stabilizing force" for the organization a year ago in an interview with the Chicago Tribune.
He was promoted to assistant general manager following the 2012-2013 season.
The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013 and again in 2015.