March 24, 2018

Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. They have won six Stanley Cup championships since their founding in 1926. The Blackhawks are one of the “Original Six” NHL teams along with the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. Since 1994, the club’s home rink is the United Center, which they share with the NBA’s Chicago Bulls. The club had previously played for 65 years at Chicago Stadium.

The club’s original owner was Frederic McLaughlin, who owned the club until his death in 1944. Under McLaughlin, a “hands-on” owner who fired many coaches during his ownership, the club won two Stanley Cup titles. The club was then owned by the Norris family, who as owners of the Chicago Stadium were the club’s landlord, and owned stakes in several of the NHL teams. At first, the Norris ownership was as part of a syndicate fronted by long-time executive Bill Tobin, and the team languished in favor of the Norris-owned Detroit Red Wings. After the senior James E. Norris died in 1952, the Norris assets were spread among family members and James D. Norris became owner. Norris Jr. took an active interest in the team and under his ownership, the club won one Stanley Cup title in 1961.

After James D. Norris died in 1966, the Wirtz family became owners of the franchise. In 2007, the club came under the control of Rocky Wirtz, who is credited with turning around the organization, which had lost fan interest and competitiveness. Under Rocky Wirtz, the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup three times within six seasons (from 2010 to 2015).

Chicago Blackhawks

Arena/Stadium: United Center
Conference championships: 4 (1991–92, 2009–10, 2012–13, 2014–15)
Stanley Cup wins: 2015, 2013, 2010, 1961, 1938, 1934
Coach: Joel Quenneville
Did you know: The Chicago Blackhawks have the second-longest NHL post-season appearance streak (9 seasons).

Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Roster

# Pos. Age W H
Tyler Barnes 61 Right Wing 28 194 6’0″
Kyle Baun 39 Right Wing 25 210 6’2″
J.F. Berube 34 Goalie 26 177 6’1″
Radovan Bondra 68 Right Wing 21 210 6’5″
Mathieu Brisebois 63 Defenseman 25 180 5’11”
Jonathan Carlsson 46 Defenseman 29 187 6’1″
Mac Carruth 60 Goalie 25 190 6’2″
Sam Chyzyk 34 Left Wing 25 181 6’0″
Daniel Ciampini 51 Left Wing 27 185 6’0″
Carl Dahlstrom 63 Defenseman 23 231 6’4″
John Dahlstrom 44 Right Wing 21 189 6’0″
Laurent Dauphin 27 Center, 22 180 6’2″
Alex DeBrincat 12 Right Wing, 20 165 5’7″
Chris DeSousa 59 Left Wing 27 190 5’9″
Collin Delia 60 Goalie 23 200 6’2″
Gustav Forsling 42 Defenseman 21 186 6’0″
Alexandre Fortin 84 Left Wing 21 180 6’1″
Dillon Fournier 45 Defenseman 23 189 6’2″
Jeff Glass 30 Goalie 32 206 6’3″
Erik Gustafsson 56 Defenseman 26 176 6’0″
John Hayden 40 Right Wing 23 223 6’3″
Matthew Highmore 36 Center 22 186 5’10”
Jake Hildebrand 40 Goalie 24 194 6’0″
Vinnie Hinostroza 48 Left Wing, 23 173 5’9″
Brandon Hope 40 Goalie 24 196 6’1″
Matt Iacopelli 59 Right Wing 23 206 6’3″
Sam Jardine 44 Defenseman 24 205 6’1″
Lars Johansson 31 Goalie 30 187 6’1″
Luke Johnson 62 Center 23 194 6’0″
Henri Jokiharju 28 Defenseman 18 188 6’0″
David Kampf 64 Center, 23 195 6’2″
Michal Kempny 6 Defenseman 27 194 6’0″
Tanner Kero 67 Center 25 185 6’0″
Graham Knott 37 Left Wing 21 195 6’4″
Eric Levine 29 Goalie 29 181 6’3″
Anthony Louis 26 Center 23 158 5’8″
Martin Lundberg 28 Left Wing 27 209 6’0″
Nick Mattson 68 Defenseman 26 190 6’1″
Hayden McCool 20 Center 20 195 6’3″
Evan Mosey 49 Right Wing 29 185 5’11”
Ivan Nalimov 29 Goalie 24 210 6’4″
Robin Norell 76 Defenseman 23 191 5’11”
Will Pelletier 73 Left Wing 25 160 5’8″
Ville Pokka 47 Defenseman 23 214 6’0″
Robin Press 46 Defenseman 23 205 6’3″
Darren Raddysh 52 Defenseman 22 190 6’0″
Roy Radke 54 Right Wing 21 204 6’3″
Nick Schmaltz 8 Center, 22 177 6’0″
Tyler Sikura 70 Center 25 195 6’2″
Viktor Svedberg 43 Defenseman 26 234 6’9″
Matt Tomkins 90 Goalie 23 194 6’3″
Nolan Valleau 75 Defenseman 25 180 6’0″
Dane Walters 64 Right Wing 29 190 5’11”