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Joel Quenneville | Center

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (59) / 9/15/1958
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200

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Chicago's offense has been struggling mightily.
The Blackhawks were shutout by Montreal third-stringer Charlie Lindgren on Sunday night. They have gone 150 minutes, 42 seconds without scoring a five-on-five goal and if you take empty-netters out of the equation, Chicago has scored three goals in three games. They have recorded more than three goals in a contest once in their last 13 games. After a hot start, Chicago currently ranks 18th overall with 2.87 goals for per match. Nov 6 - 11:06 AM

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Chicago's power play ranks 23rd in the NHL.

The Blackhawks went 0-for-5 with the man advantage on Thursday night versus Edmonton. They also failed to cash in during a 5-on-3 for 56 seconds. "The 5-on-3, we had some great looks around the net," coach Joel Quenneville said. "A lot of loose pucks that we just didn’t find the handle [on], we're not anticipating or sniffing them out around the net. Some close looks but no finish."
Oct 20 - 10:34 AM

Joel Quenneville's failed coach's challenge was costly in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Minnesota.

It was ruled that Brent Seabrook carried the puck into his own defensive zone, so the offside play was nullified. "He didn't carry it and didn't have possession, so I disagree with that ruling," Quenneville said after the contest. "Plus it was offside. I mean, why didn't he blow the whistle? Unless he knew that rule and thought he had possession? Or he thought he carried it or controlled it?" He added that he doesn't regret the challenge even though the Wild scored on the ensuing power play to take a 3-1 lead.
Oct 13 - 9:45 AM

Joel Quenneville admitted that his first pitch before the Chicago White Sox-Minnesota Twins game on Wednesday was pretty ugly.

"I'm a little embarrassed; I haven't thrown a baseball in a while," Quenneville said. "That was brutal, that was awful. You could say that was a bad, bad shot or like a fan on a (hockey) shot." Thankfully, he won't have to throw a baseball in order for his Blackhawks to be successful this season.
Aug 25 - 9:23 AM

The Blackhawks are making Trevor van Riemsdyk available to the Vegas Golden Knights.

The Hawks will almost certainly lose TVR unless they make a side deal with Vegas. Chicago protected the following players: Artem Anisimov, Ryan Hartman, Marian Hossa, Tomas Jurco, Patrick Kane, Richard Panik, Jonathan Toews, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and Corey Crawford. It is possible that Vegas could select Marcus Kruger or Dennis Rasmussen, but we doubt it. TVR is the better choice.
Jun 18 - 11:42 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks have hired Ulf Samuelsson and Don Granato as assistant coaches.

Samuelsson is being reunited with head coach Joel Quenneville as the two both played for the Hartford Whalers from 1984-90. He was more recently the head coach of the AHL's Charlotte Checkers. Granato was previously the head coach of the U.S. National Team Development Program for four years before becoming an associate head coach with the University of Wisconsin for the 2016-17 campaign.
Jun 15 - 12:28 PM

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

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.
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.

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jonathan Toews
2Nick Schmaltz
3Artem Anisimov
4Tommy Wingels
LW1Brandon Saad
2Patrick Sharp
3John Hayden
4Vince Hinostroza
5Lance Bouma
RW1Patrick Kane
2Richard Panik
3Alex DeBrincat
4Ryan Hartman
5Marian Hossa
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Jan Rutta
4Gustav Forsling
5Connor Murphy
6Michal Kempny
7Cody Franson
8Jordan Oesterle
G1Corey Crawford
2Anton Forsberg