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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 missing the playoffs isn't going to result in changes at the management level this summer.
Blackhawks president John McDonough said that both GM Stan Bowman and head coach Joel Quenneville will remain with the team for the 2018-19 campaign. Bowman and Quenneville did lead the Blackhawks to three Stanley Cup championships over a six-year span, so it's not hard to see why the Blackhawks are reluctant to get rid of either of them. At the same time, Chicago suffered back-to-back first round exits and then missed the playoffs entirely this season, so the Blackhawks glory years are getting further and further behind them. Of course, some would be inclined to give the Blackhawks a pass for their failure this season because of how much time starting goaltender Corey Crawford has missed and it's certainly true that his absence has been a big deal given how poorly the Blackhawks' alternatives in goal have done. Apr 5 - 12:28 PM

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The Chicago Blackhawks have blown quite a few leads this season.

The 'Hawks have managed to score the first goal in 40 of their 68 games so far, but they only have a .550 winning percentage to show for their efforts. When they score first, they own a 22-13-5 record. Their 13 regulation losses after scoring first is tied for worst in the NHL. It's simply been a terrible year for them. It'll be interesting to see if they can get back on track starting next season.
Mar 17 - 9:27 AM

Chicago's power play has struggled this season.

The Blackhawks rank 29th in the league on the man advantage (15.4%) despite leading the league in power-play time (342:10) and sitting second overall in power-play opportunities (201).
Feb 12 - 11:59 AM

Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman acknowledged that he doesn't expect the Chicago Blackhawks to be buyers at the trade deadline.

At this point it just wouldn't make sense for Chicago to be a buyer given that the squad is 10 points outside of a playoff spot. It will be interesting to see if the Blackhawks try to be a seller, especially given that they don't have any significant players that are prime to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. At the end of the day, it wouldn't be surprising if they just made no noteworthy trades between now and the deadline.
Feb 11 - 10:07 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks have scored a power play goal in three consecutive games.

It's an encouraging sign for a power play that ranked 29th in a 31-team league. In the end, the power play production hasn't meant much because they've still lost four games in a row. The 'Hawks will have to go on a run soon if they hope to make the playoffs.
Feb 10 - 10:03 AM

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.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 11:06:00 AM

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."
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 10:34:00 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.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 09:45:00 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.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 09:23:00 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.
Source: TSN.ca
Sun, Jun 18, 2017 11:42:00 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.
Source: NHL.com
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 12:28:00 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."
Source: NHL.com
Thu, May 18, 2017 01:24:00 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.
Sun, May 14, 2017 12:01:00 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
Mon, Apr 24, 2017 01:32:00 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.
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Nick Schmaltz
3Artem Anisimov
4Dylan Sikura
LW1Brandon Saad
2Patrick Sharp
3Vinnie Hinostroza
RW1Patrick Kane
2Alex DeBrincat
3Anthony Duclair
4Tomas Jurco
5Marian Hossa
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Jan Rutta
4Erik Gustafsson
5Connor Murphy
6Jordan Oesterle
7Blake Hillman
8Michal Rozsival
G1Corey Crawford
2Anton Forsberg