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|Colors:||Red, white & black|
|Hall of Famers:||Sid Abel, Lionel Conacher, Tony Esposito, Glenn Hall, Ted Lindsay, Bert Olmstead, Allan Stanley, Ed Belfour, Roy Conacher, Phil Esposito, George Hay, Harry Lumley, Bobby Orr, John Stewart, Doug Bentley, Chris Chelios, Bill Gadsby, Bobby Hull, Mickey MacKay, Pierre Pilote, Harry Watson, Max Bentley, Paul Coffey, Charlie Gardiner, Marian Hossa, Dick Irvin, Stan Mikita, Denis Savard, Georges Boucher, Art Coulter, Doug Gilmour, Duke Keats, Howie Morenz, Earl Seibert, Doug Wilson, Frank Brimsek, Babe Dye, Michel Goulet, Hugh Lehman, Bill Mosienko & Clint Smith|
|Hall of Fame builders:||Al Arbour, Rudy Pilous, Thomas N. Ivan, Bud Poile, John Mariucci, Arthur Wirtz, Frederic McLaughlin, Bill Wirtz, James D. Norris & James E. Norris|
|Rivals:||St. Louis Blues|
|Legends:||Glenn Hall, Keith Magnuson, Pierre Pilote, Bobby Hull, Dennis Savard, Stan Mitka, Tony Esposito & Patrick Kane|
|Retired Numbers:||1, 3, 9, 18, 21 & 35|
|Stanley Cup Titles:||6: 1933-34, 1937-38, 1960-61, 2009-10, 2012-13 & 2014-15|
Along with the Detroit Cougars and the New York Rangers, the Chicago Blackhawks were added to the National Hockey League in 1926 as a part of the league’s first expansion into the United States.
Franchise owner Frederic McLaughlin named the team after the 333rd Machine Gun Battalion of the 86th Infantry, which was nicknamed the ‘Blackhawk Division’, as McLaughlin was the commander of that division during World War I.
Chicago debuted in the NHL in the 1926-27 season, becoming the the first NHL team with an all-American-born lineup as McLaughlin and head coach Bill Tobin looked to increase the popularity of hockey in the United States by promoting American hockey players.
In the franchise’s first game, the Blackhawks defeated the Toronto St. Patricks 4-1 in front of a crowd of 7000 people, and at the conclusion of their inaugural regular season, Chicago made their first appearance in the NHL playoffs after finishing with a 19-22-3 win-loss-tie record. However, Chicago were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Boston Bruins.
In the two seasons that followed, the Blackhawks combined for just 14 wins, (seven in each season) however returned to the postseason at the conclusion of the 1929-30 regular season.
The team got their first taste of playoff success the following year after finishing the regular season with a then franchise record 24 wins. In the 1931 playoffs Chicago defeated the Maple Leafs and Rangers, winning their first and second playoff series in franchise history and advancing to their debut Stanley Cup finals.
The Blackhawks went down 3-1 to the Canadiens however only had to wait another two years for their second chance at the NHL’s ultimate prize.
Thanks to Charlie Gardner shutting out the Red Wings in goals and Much March netting a winning goal in double overtime, the Chicago Blackhawks claimed their first Stanley Cup title in 1938, defeating Detroit 1-0 in the fourth game of the series.
It didn’t take long for Blackhawks to establish themselves as one of the best teams in the NHL, winning their second Stanley Cup title just four years after their first, as Chicago defeated the Maple Leafs in four games to win the 1937-1938 championship.
However, the following 22 years brought about a lean patch of performances on the ice for Chicago, as the Blackhawks missed the playoffs on 14 occasions and only registered two playoff series victories in that time.
Chicago returned to the top of the ice hockey world in 1961, overcoming a 16 year playoff series victory drought to hoist their third Stanley Cup title.
Over the next 49 years, the Blackhawks had numerous Hall of Famers begin and end their careers in Chicago, as the team won 13 division titles, three Presidents trophies and made 39 trips to the playoffs. However from their five appearances in the Stanley Cup finals during that time, the Blackhawks had nothing to show for it.
That takes us to the 2009-10 season in the National Hockey League, a season that saw Chicago record their first 50+ win season in the NHL, which is still their most successful season in the franchise’s history.
In the 2010 playoffs Chicago progressed to their first Stanley Cup finals appearance since 1992, after sweeping the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Finals, improving their 2010 postseason record to an impressive 12-4.
In their long awaited return to the Stanley Cup finals, the Blackhawks met and defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in six games, claiming their fourth Stanley Cup title and bringing an end to what was then the second longest championship drought in the history of the NHL, 49 years (47 seasons).
Following their Stanley Cup success, the Blackhawks posted back to back 44+ win seasons before the 2012-13 season was shortened due to a dispute between the NHL and the NHL Players Association.
Once they returned from the lockout, Chicago won the Presidents’ Trophy for the fourth time after a 36-7-5 record in the shortened season. The Blackhawks carried that strong form into the playoffs advancing to a Stanley Cup finals matchup against the Boston Bruins. This marked the first time since 1979 that two teams of the Original Six had met in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Despite trailing 2-1 with just over one minute remaining in game six, Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored with 1:16 and 0:58 left on the clock to help Chicago overcome the deficit and win their fifth Stanley Cup title.
To meet salary cap requirements, the team was drastically altered in the wake of their Stanley Cup success, however it did not deter the Blackhawks from a 46-21-15 regular season and another trip to the Western Conference Finals.
However, Chicago’s ambitions of back to back Stanley Cup titles was cut short by the LA Kings in Game 7 of the WCF, although their championship run was not over.
Following a 48-28-6 record the following year (2014-15), the Blackhawks once again faced a game seven in the Western Conference Finals, however this time they were victorious, defeating the Anaheim Ducks and advancing to the 2015 Stanley Cup finals.
After overcoming the Ducks, Chicago faced and defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games to win their sixth Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.
Following the historic run that saw them win three Stanley Cup titles in just six seasons, the Blackhawks have since not been contenders in the NHL, failing to qualify for the postseason in two of their past five seasons and winning just one Qualifying Round playoff series in that time.
In the 2019-20 season, Chicago had a 32–30–8 record after 68 games and were sitting at the bottom of the Central Division before the remainder of the regular season was canceled due to COVID-19.
Remarkably, the Blackhawks obtained a spot in the 2020 playoffs as the league opted to use a different format due to the shortened regular season. The top 12 teams in each conference (Chicago were the 12th) advanced to the postseason.
After defeating Edmonton in the Qualifying Round Chicago advanced to the first round of the Western Conference playoffs for the first time in three years. However, the Blackhawks were then defeated by the Vegas Golden Knights in five games.
Last season the Blackhawks weren’t able to build on the 2019-20 campaign, hindered by a very leaky defence the Blackhawks finished the regular season in 6th place with a 24-25-7 record and a .491 point percentage.
The 2021-22 campaign was a rough one for the Blackhawks. As they finished the year with a record of 28-42-12. They missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs and finished in 7th place in the Central Division.
If you are a fan of the Chicago Blackhawks, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Chicago Blackhawks have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup in 2023?
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Luke Richardson is the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, this is his first head coaching job in the National Hockey League after several stints as an assistant coach around various levels of hockey. He jumped right into coaching following his retirement in 2009 after a lengthy and successful playing career.
He will be tasked with turning around a Chicago Blackhawks team that was one of the worst teams in the National Hockey League last season. He has spent time with the New York Islanders, his hometown Ottawa Senators, and the Montreal Canadiens.
Kane is a long time National Hockey League veteran and he will be entering his 16th season of his career, all of them have come with the Chicago Blackhawks. He is the best player on this team’s roster and he is sure to make a huge impact during the 2022-23 National Hockey League season as well. Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 26 times over the course of last year’s 82 game National Hockey League season.
He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net as well, as he added 66 assists to his total. Overall, he ended up finishing the 2021-22 National Hockey League season with 92 total points. If he can repeat or improve upon his production from last season then his team could find themselves being a lot more competitive during this brand new season.
Much like his running mate Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews has spent his entire 15 year career with the Chicago Blackhawks. He has still proven to be one of the better defencemen in the league as he enters his fifteenth season in the National Hockey League as well. He is the second best player on this team’s roster and he is sure to make a huge impact during the 2022-23 National Hockey League season as well.
Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 12 times over the course of last year’s 82 game National Hockey League season. He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net as well, as he added 15 assists to his total. Overall, he ended up finishing the 2021-22 National Hockey League season with 27 total points. If he can repeat or improve upon his production from last season then his team could find themselves being a lot more competitive during this brand new season.
The Chicago Blackhawks’ campaign during the 2021-22 National Hockey League season went about as you would’ve expected. They finished the year with a record of 28-42-12 and in 7th place in the Central Division.
There is a lot of optimism surrounding the franchise heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. If they want to improve or keep up their current level of play they will certainly need a ton of production from their stars over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. The most important thing in any season is how a team starts out of the gate, and then how they look when the all-star break approaches.
In the National Hockey League, a lot can change over a single off-season. It will be interesting to see how their offseason moves translate onto the ice over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season.
They are set to play a full 82-game schedule for only the second time in the last four seasons thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on their odds to win some hardware headed into the season it is clear how the oddsmakers in Las Vegas feel about them heading into the year.
Their odds to bring home the Central Division championship this season currently sit at +25000 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them last in the Central Division out of eight teams.
While their odds to win the Western Conference currently sit at +15000 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them last in the Western Conference out of 16 teams.
Their overall odds to bring home the Stanley Cup trophy are currently sitting at +50000 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, as they rank last out of all 32 teams in the National Hockey League.
Still got some burning questions about the Chicago Blackhawks? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below!
Where do the Chicago Blackhawks play?
The Chicago Blackhawks play their home games at the United Center.
Who owns the Chicago Blackhawks?
The Chicago Blackhawks are owned by the Wirtz Corporation (Rocky Wirtz is the chairman).
Have the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup?
The Chicago Blackhawks have won six Stanley Cups in 1933-34, 1937-38, 1960-61, 2009-10, 2012-13 and 2014-15.
Who is the Chicago Blackhawks general manager?
Stan Bowman the manager of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Do the Chicago Blackhawks play tonight?
Are you wondering if the Chicago Blackhawks are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Chicago Blackhawks games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.
What is the Chicago Blackhawks record?
The Chicago Blackhawks had a 28-42-12 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2021-22 NHL season.
Did the Chicago Blackhawks win last night?
Fans of the Chicago Blackhawks are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.
How much are the Chicago Blackhawks worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Chicago Blackhawks are worth $1.4 billion.
Who do the Chicago Blackhawks play tonight?
Like a lot of things in the NHL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Chicago Blackhawks play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.
How to watch the Chicago Blackhawks?
You can watch the Chicago Blackhawks games on TV channels like Fox Sports West and the NHL Network such as NHL.TV.
Will the Chicago Blackhawks make the playoffs this year?
While we do not yet know if the Chicago Blackhawks will make the playoffs this year, they did not make the playoffs in 2021-22.
Will the Chicago Blackhawks get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?
The Chicago Blackhawks do not have the number one overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
When do the Chicago Blackhawks play?
Chicago Blackhawks fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the puck drop, location of the game and the all important NHL odds.
Where did the Chicago Blackhawks finish the season?
The Chicago Blackhawks finished the 2021-22 NHL season in 7th place in the Central Division.
How many games did the Chicago Blackhawks win?
The Chicago Blackhawks won 28 games during the 2021-22 NHL season.
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