MAJOR: Chicago Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson Faces The Media And Addresses The Situation Involving Corey Perry

Published November 28, 2023 at 5:46 PM

Chicago Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson Faces The Media Following Corey Perry's Termination

The recent developments involving the Chicago Blackhawks have put General Manager Kyle Davidson in a tough situation. Today, Kyle Davidson spoke to the media following the termination of Corey Perry's contract.


Kyle Davidson clarified that players' families, particularly teammate Connor Bedard's, are not implicated in Perry's situation. Davidson refrained from providing details but confirmed it was a team-related incident.

"Kyle Davidson says #blackhawks management was notified of "possible misconduct" involving Corey Perry last week before he was pulled from the lineup. An investigation led to today's decision to terminate his contract.

Davidson calls it a "workplace matter."

"Kyle Davidson makes it abundantly clear that the Corey Perry incident "did not involve any players or their families."

Strongly condemns some of the unfounded speculation that's been going around." - Chris Johnston

"#Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson says he can't reveal any details, says it is a "workplace matter."

"This does not involve any player or their families, and anyone that suggests otherwise is wildly inaccurate and it's frankly disgusting." - Frank Seravalli

The controversy began when Perry was scratched from the lineup for "organizational" reasons last week, leading to conflicting statements between the Blackhawks and Perry about the decision. The situation escalated to the team placing Perry on waivers, intending to terminate his contract.

"The Chicago Blackhawks have determined that Corey Perry has engaged in conduct that is unacceptable, and in violation of both the terms of his Standard Player's Contract and the Blackhawks' internal policies intended to promote professional and safe work environments. In the event Mr. Perry clears waivers, we intend to terminate his contract effective immediately."

Here is Kyle Davidson's full statement :

Perry, 38, had signed a $4 million one-year deal for the 2023-24 season to mentor younger players. Despite the contract termination resulting in a loss of $1.6 million, Perry still earns $2.4 million for 16 games played—a significant sum despite the circumstances.
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MAJOR: Chicago Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson Faces The Media And Addresses The Situation Involving Corey Perry

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