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Joel Quenneville | Center

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (58) / 9/15/1958
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
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Jeremy Colliton has been selected as the new head coach of AHL Rockford.
The Rockford IceHogs are the AHL affiliates of the Chicago Blackhawks. Colliton, who is still just 32 years old, has served as the head coach of Sweden's Mora IK for the last four campaigns. He's also a former player with 57 games worth of NHL experience. "Jeremy's experience as a player and a coach will allow him to be a great leader and mentor for our young prospects in Rockford," said Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman. "He is coming off a great start to his coaching career with four successful seasons in Sweden and fits very well into our plan of continuing to develop our younger players." May 18 - 1:24 PM
Source: NHL.com

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Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman insists the firing of assistant coach Mike Kitchen wasn't a warning to head coach Joel Quenneville.

Kitchen had been with the Blackhawks since 2010 and was a big part of Quenneville's staff, so some interpreted the move as Bowman sending a message to his bench boss after Chicago suffered a second straight first round exit. "People think that’s the case, even though there’s no validity to it," Bowman said. "I learned a long time ago that you can’t control what other people are going to think or say. We know what the truth is, and none of that is accurate. But that’s OK. That’s the way it goes." Bowman added that Quenneville will be playing a significant role in the hiring process. Quenneville has led the Blackhawks to three Stanley Cup championships so it likely would be a stretch to think that he's on the hot seat going into 2017-18. That being said, hockey is a what have you done for me lately business and if the Blackhawks continue to fall short of expectations then eventually further changes will come.
May 14 - 12:01 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks have fired assistant coach Mike Kitchen.

"We believe this decision is best for our organization moving forward," said Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman. "Mike had an impact on two different Stanley Cup championship teams during his tenure in Chicago. We appreciate his many contributions and wish he and his family success in the future." Kitchen has been with the Blackhawks since 2010 and was a big part of Quenneville's staff. The decision to shake up the coaching staff is the first move Bowman has made after calling the 2016-17 campaign "a complete failure." Chicago won 50 games in the regular season, but was swept in the first round by Nashville. It was the Blackhawks second straight first round exit.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 24 - 1:32 PM

Stan Bowman called his team's season "a complete failure".

The Blackhawks managed to win 50 games during the regular season, which led many to believe that they were the favorites to win the Stanley Cup. Instead, the Hawks were swept by the Nashville Predators in the opening round. "I am frustrated, I am angry, this was a tough, tough loss for us all to take," said Bowman. "Standing here April 22 is not the way we expected our season to end. It is a complete failure when you measure it against the expectations that we have for ourselves. We did not come even close to reaching the standard we have set over the years here. And that is unacceptable. Any successes that we did experience this year are completely overshadowed by the abrupt ending to our season. It is not close to good enough for anybody." Head coach Joel Quenneville's job isn't in jeopardy, but someone will pay the price for the early exit.
Apr 22 - 12:00 PM

Although Pekka Rinne has been outstanding in the series so far, with back-to-back shutouts, the Blackhawks have not playing good hockey in the series, according to coach Joel Quenneville.

After Saturday night's 5-0 loss to Nashville Quenneville said the following: "It wasn't fun to watch, standing from behind the bench. As a teammate, as a player, as a coach, it was one of those games that, hey, it's as bad as you can be. We're looking for a response because we've put ourselves in this tough hole, and we need a collective group here to come together and show them that we have to be way better and bring our best. Because we haven't seen anywhere near our best." The Hawks are seasoned playoff veterans but they are going to have to turn this around quickly in Nashville if they are to get past the Predators. They lost both games at home and trail the series 2-0.
Source: CSN Chicago
Apr 16 - 11:48 AM

The Blackhawks finished first in the Western Conference and will have home-ice advantage until the Stanley Cup Finals if they make it that far.

The Hawks will face off against the Predators in the first round of the playoffs after finishing the season with 50 wins, just two short of the franchise record of 52 set in the 2009-10 season.
Apr 9 - 11:44 AM

The Blackhawks have allowed 14 goals in their last three games.

Very uncharacteristic for the Hawks. The team has lost two of those games. What is more distressing is that both losses have come against non-playoff teams--Vancouver and Florida. We suspect Captain Serious, Jonathan Toews, and the rest of the very talented Hawks' players to get their act together for Monday's contest against the Lightning.
Mar 26 - 11:52 AM

The Blackhawks allowed the Minnesota Wild to launch 44 shots on goal Sunday and that's a symptom of a larger problem.

Chicago has given its goaltenders plenty of work in 2016-17 as the Blackhawks have allowed an average of 31.3 shots per game, which puts them in the bottom 10. It also means that the Blackhawks have typically been out shot as they've fired an average of 30.3 shots per game. Chicago still has a dominant 43-20-5 record this season, but it might be something that leads to problems during the playoffs.
Source: CSN Chicago
Mar 13 - 9:42 AM

The Blackhawks will have a few days off as they don't play again until March 9th against the Ducks.

That could be a huge blessing as injured playes Johnny Oduya, Nick Schmaltz and Niklas Hjalmarsson could all have recovered sufficiently by then to return to action.

Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman admits he's not expecting to make more moves before next Wednesday's trade deadline.

Of course that doesn't mean very much because that could change in a hurry. "I'm not expecting more trades," Bowman said. "I can't predict if more will happen but I have a good feeling about this group right now." The Blackhawks made a move on Friday, as they acquired Tomas Jurco from the Red Wings for a draft pick.
Feb 25 - 10:50 AM

Chicago leads the league in one-goal victories this season with 13.

The Blackhawks own a mark of 13-5-5 in one-goal games going into the holiday break after losses to Ottawa and Colorado last week. Chicago has 35 goals and 21 against in the third period, which has certainly helped. The 21 goals against is the fewest of any team in the third this season.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 12:26:00 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks will have $3.07 million of salary cap overages against them in 2016-17.

What that means is that the Blackhawks exceeded the 2015-16 cap by that amount due to performance bonuses being triggered. When that happens, the excess cap hit is carried over to the following season, which essentially puts Chicago behind the curve as far as usable cap space is concerned. That might be part of the reason why they felt clearing Bryan Bickell's $4 million cap hit was so important that they were willing to package him with top prospect Teuvo Teravainen in a trade with Carolina.
Source: CSN Chicago
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 08:27:00 AM

Chicago will participate in six preseason games this fall.

The Blackhawks will kick off their schedule by hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sept. 28 and wrap it up by playing in St. Louis on Oct. 8. Chicago's full exhibition schedule will consist of two games against each of the Penguins, Blues, and Detroit Red Wings.
Source: CSN Chicago
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 08:41:00 AM

With the late edition of Christian Ehrhoff, the Blackhawks lead all NHL teams with 13 payers set to compete at in the World Cup of Hockey.

Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Corey Crawford, Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa, Marcus Kruger, Tevo Teravainen, Artemi Panarin, Artem Anisimov, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Michal Kempny, Ville Pokka and Ehrhoff will all take part in the tournament. The Hawks should be strong again in 2016-17.
Sat, May 28, 2016 10:33:00 AM

Chicago will probably be looking for a defenseman in the off-season.

Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and Niklas Hjalmarsson are the stalwarts, while Trevor van Riemsdyk emerged as a trustworthy player in 2015-16. The Blackhawks need more depth at the position and Teuvo Teravainen has been mentioned as a possible trade chip to land a blueliner.
Wed, Apr 27, 2016 08:52:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Artem Anisimov
3Tanner Kero
4Marcus Kruger
5Vince Hinostroza
6John Hayden
LW1Artemi Panarin
2Ryan Hartman
3Nick Schmaltz
4Dennis Rasmussen
5Andrew Desjardins
6Tyler Motte
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Richard Panik
4Jordin Tootoo
5Tomas Jurco
6Kyle Baun
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Brian Campbell
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5Johnny Oduya
6Trevor van Riemsdyk
7Michal Kempny
8Michal Rozsival
9Gustav Forsling
G1Corey Crawford
2Jeff Glass