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Joel Quenneville | Center

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (57) / 9/15/1958
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200

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Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman has received a three-year extension.
Bowman extended head coach Joel Quenneville's contract for three years just two weeks ago. "I am proud of how much Stan and his staff have accomplished, and have great confidence in his leadership as our organization continues to strive for consistent excellence," said team president John McDonough in a release. "Under Stan's guidance, our hockey operations department is strong across all levels, including scouting, player evaluation and development, and salary-cap management. He has created a sound structure that Blackhawks fans can be excited about for many years to come." Jan 26 - 11:26 AM

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Joel Quenneville became the second winningest coach in NHL history on Thursday night, passing Al Arbour with his 783rd regular season win by virtue of a 2-1 win for the Blackhawks in Montreal on Thursday night.

Coach Q just needs 461 quick wins to tie Scotty Bowman for the most all-time coaching victories. The 57-year-old's first head coaching gig was with the St. Louis Blues in 1996, and he has missed the playoffs just once in nearly 20 years behind the bench.
Jan 14 - 10:45 PM

Chicago has inked head coach Joel Quenneville to a three-year contract extension.

The Blackhawks host Nashville on Tuesday night and Quenneville can tie Al Arbour for second all-time in NHL coaching wins with a victory. Coach Q has amassed 781 coaching wins in his career. He would've entered the final year of his current deal next season and was more than deserving of a re-up.
Jan 12 - 11:41 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks are about to enter a hectic stretch of their schedule.

Chicago will play in 17 games, including three sets of back-to-back contests, over 31 contests, starting with Sunday's contest against Carolina. Given that there's already an 11-point gap between the Blackhawks and Central Division-leading Dallas Stars, this is a critical stretch for Chicago if it wants to stay in the race for the division's top seed. The good news is that Chicago has enjoyed success in the past during similarly compact stretches, so it will be a challenge for the Blackhawks, it won't necessarily be detrimental.
Source: CSN Chicago
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 09:47:00 AM

Blackhawks' head coach Joel Quenneville believes that Brent Seabrook is an important part of the team's leadership group on and off the ice.

Seabrook signed a new contract extension on Saturday and he was named an assistant captain earlier this month. "That’s the way he carries himself." Quenneville said. "He’s been here for a lot of years and he’s been a big part of the success that we’ve had. When we talked to the captains, Seabs was always part of that, as well. So, he [already] was one of them." Quenneville has the luxury of relying on one of the best one-two punches on defense in the NHL with Seabrook and Duncan Keith.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 10:25:00 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks announced that they will be building a new community training center.

The Hawks and visiting NHL teams will use the training complex to practice, but for the most part, it will be made available to the community. "Hockey's future is dictated by the ability of kids to get on the ice," Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz said in a statement. "For those in urban areas like Chicago, that’s an incredible challenge. We want to provide our community the opportunity to learn how to skate and help them develop a love and passion for the sport that has brought so much joy to Chicago and the region these past few years." The 125,000 square-foot facility will likely cost around $50 million and it will be privately funded.
Source: CSN Chicago
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 10:43:00 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks' parade will be on Thursday.

"The City of Chicago is so proud of the Blackhawks, which is why we are going to throw them a celebration that only Chicago can throw - a celebration worthy of a dynasty," said Mayor Emanuel. They have plenty of practice given that this is Chicago's third Stanley Cup in six years. It will begin at Jefferson Street, go through Monroe Street, and then Michigan Avenue.
Source: CSN Chicago
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 06:25:00 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks are favorites to win the Stanley Cup again in 2016, per online bookmaker Bovada.

More specifically, Chicago is being given 7/1 odds, which are the best in the league. The New York Rangers rank second with 8/1 while Anaheim (10/1), St. Louis (12/1), and Tampa Bay (12/1) are also in the top-five. Edmonton was given 33/1 odds, which is pretty good given the squad's finish. You can likely thank the presumed addition of Connor McDavid change for that. Buffalo, Arizona, and Carolina finished last with 100/1 odds.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 12:03:00 PM

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is among those declaring that Chicago is a dynasty.

"On behalf of the city of Chicago, I am thrilled to congratulate hockey's new dynasty - the Chicago Blackahwks - on winning the Stanley Cup for the third time in six years," Emanuel said. "To do it at home in front of the world's most dedicated fans in the world makes this title that much sweeter. Be ready, Chicagoans, because in the coming days we will put on a world class celebration for a world class team." Emanuel's certainly not alone in using the word dynasty as commissioner Gary Bettman was among those to use that terms to describe the Blackhawks. Emanuel also won a bet against Tampa Bay Mayor Bob Buckhorn over the Stanley Cup that will result in Emanuel winning food and beer.
Source: CSN Chicago
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 10:32:00 AM

Although Chicago's salary cap situation will likely lead to the 2015-16 squad looking significantly different, Blackhawks president John McDonough isn't worried.

"We adapt to change," McDonough said. "I think right now, change is the norm for all of us. We're accustomed to it." There's certainly been a lot of turnover since Chicago won the Stanley Cup in 2010. After that championship, the Blackhawks were arguably in an even more difficult salary cap situation. That being said, with around $64 million in cap space committed to 14 players, Chicago will almost certainly need to make a trade or two to stay under the ceiling.
Source: CSN Chicago
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 10:20:00 AM

Coach Joel Quenneville was pleased with the effort he got from Antoine Vermette and Kris Versteeg in Saturday's Game 5 win over Tampa Bay.

The Hawks are now one win away from winning the Stanley Cup, and Vermette and Versteeg were a big reason why Chicago won on Saturday. "He’s gotten better every game. I thought he had a great game tonight," coach Joel Quenneville said of Vermette. "Very timely goal. Big face-offs in both zones tonight — lot of wins. Positionally aware. Battled. I thought [Versteeg] had a great game as well."
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 09:23:00 AM

The Lightning will be in tough against the Blackhawks in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday night even if the contest is in Tampa.

Since 2008 when Joel Quenneville took over as coach of the Hawks, Chicago has a 30-30 record in games 1-3 of playoff series'. However, in games 4-7, the Hawks are an amazing 41-14. That is what is facing the upstart Bolts when the face off against the Blackhawks Saturday night at home.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 08:53:00 AM

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville is on the verge of a rare milestone, as Game 2 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final will mark his 200th career postseason bench appearance.

The NHL notes that only two other coaches ever hit that mark: Scotty Bowman (353) and Al Arbour (209). That's obviously special company to be in, and it's easy to picture Coach Q sitting comfortably in second place once he retires. Quenneville is 112-87 so far in playoff contests.
Sat, Jun 6, 2015 01:28:00 PM

It looks as if the Blackhawks will ice the same lineup in Game 2 of the Cup finals as they did in Game 1.

The only thing to watch is whether Bryan Bickell is healthy enough to play. If he is, which at this point is questionable at best, he will draw in at the expense of another forward who played in Game 1. Other than that look for Kimmo Timonen, Daniel Carcillo, Joakim Nordstrom and Trevor van Riemsdyk to sit out.
Sat, Jun 6, 2015 12:11:00 PM

Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz has faith that GM Stan Bowman will be able to navigate Chicago through the difficult cap issues ahead.

Chicago has reached the Stanley Cup Final for the third time in six years, but it will be difficult for the Blackhawks to continue to find this level of success. The problem is that Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will start consuming a combined $21 million annually starting with the 2015-16 campaign and Chicago will be forced to make difficult sacrifices in order to stay cap compliant. Still Bowman has dealt with cap problems before and Chicago has come back from them and given Chicago's recent track record, it's easy to see why Wirtz would feel confident.
Source: CSN Chicago
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 10:45:00 AM

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