In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz speaks during an NHL hockey press conference in Chicago. (AP Photo / Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

In a letter addressed to Hall of Fame chairman Lanny McDonald, dated Thursday, Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz writes that Brad Aldrich’s conduct disqualifies him being included on the Cup, and the team made a mistake by submitting his name.

The Chicago Blackhawks logo is shown on a jersey in Raleigh, N.C., in this May 3, 2021, file photo. (AP Photo / Karl B DeBlaker, File)

According to the report, Donald Fehr, the leader of the NHL players’ association, was contacted twice about allegations connected to the assistant coach, including by a Kyle Beach confidant. 

In this July 26, 2019, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks senior vice president and general manager Stan Bowman speaks to the media during the NHL hockey team’s convention in Chicago. (AP Photo / Amr Alfiky, File)

The Chicago Blackhawks mishandled allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player during the team’s Stanley Cup run in 2010, according to an investigation commissioned by the franchise that cast a shadow over the NHL on Tuesday.

Blackhawks top draft pick Kirby Dock.

Blackhawks top draft pick Kirby Dock wants to help bring the Stanley Cup back to Chicago. Hawks executives John McDonough and Stan Bowman tell us how they plan to make that happen.

The Stanley Cup visits WTTW studios! Blackhawks President John McDonough and General Manager Stan Bowman join us. View a behind-the-scenes slideshow.