Chicago Blackhawks President and General Manager Stan Bowman will pay $1.75 million to settle a lawsuit alleging he failed to comply with federal health and safety regulations in the building materials supply chain.
The suit was filed by the company, which had been under fire for failing to provide adequate safety equipment to players, including equipment that prevented players from using ice rinks during warmups.
The Blackhawks were ordered by a federal judge to spend $1 million to repair and maintain the facility.
Bowman said Monday that he would not have agreed to settle if it weren’t for the support of his wife, his daughter and his team.
He will pay the $1,000 per day penalty for each day that he was absent from work.
The settlement comes as the Blackhawks prepare to host the Detroit Red Wings in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final at the United Center.