NHL: Stanley Cup cleansed as sex offender’s name removed

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Jul 7, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Stanley Cup Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

The name of convicted sex offender Brad Aldrich, who worked as a video coach for the Chicago Blackhawks, has been removed from the Stanley Cup, TSN reported Wednesday.

The outlet said his name was “x’ed out” over the weekend when the names of the world champion Tampa Bay Lightning were added.

Last week, Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz asked the Hockey Hall of Fame to remove Aldrich’s name after an investigation confirmed he sexually assaulted a player during the team’s 2010 Stanley Cup run.

Kyle Beach, who was part of the team at the end of that season, stepped forward and identified himself as the player.

“While nothing can undo what he did, leaving his name on the most prestigious trophy in sports seems wrong,” Wirtz wrote in his letter, according to a report from ESPN.

Since the results of the investigation were made public, Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman and senior vice president of hockey operations Al MacIsaac left the organization and former Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville resigned as the head coach of the Florida Panthers.

–Field Level Media