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The Chicago Blackhawks joined the NHL in 1926 as one of the league’s Original Six franchises. At the time, they were known as the Black Hawks and remained so until the 1986-87 season. In 96 seasons, they have made the postseason 63 times and have won six Stanley Cups. Those championships include two in the 1930s and three in the 2010s with their latest occurring in 2015. Additionally, they have reached the Stanley Cup Final six times. 

Blackhawks Bytes: Bedard, Campbell, Draft & Free Agency Plans

Welcome to another edition of Blackhawks Bytes, a series featuring quotes and comments from players, coaches, management, journalists and fans alike concerning everything Chicago Blackhawks. The purpose of this ongoing column is to capture a slice of the existing outlook, attitudes and culture surrounding the team. Please join me as we have some fun with the everyday, albeit fascinating aspect of human nature; the power of words. Related – Blackhawks Bytes: Draft Lottery, Free Agency, Richardson & More It’s the offseason for the Blackhawks, so it’s been quiet in the way of news lately. But we have been getting tidbits of…

Today in Hockey History, May 27

There have been a lot of National Hockey League memories throughout the years on May 27. A storybook championship run continued, and back-to-back champions were crowned, with multiple records being broken along the way. Let’s take a look at all the best moments this date has had to offer. Stephane Matteau Becomes A Folk Hero Matteau began the 1993-94 season with the Chicago Blackhawks and ended it by becoming a playoff legend for the New York Rangers. Matteau was acquired by the Rangers just before the NHL trade deadline, along with Brian Noonan, in exchange for Tony Amonte. After scoring…

Blackhawks News & Rumors: Memorial Cup, Greenberg & More

In this edition of Chicago Blackhawks‘ News and Rumors, three of the team’s prospects are set to compete in the Canadian Hockey League’s (CHL) Memorial Cup, while the organization confirmed this summer’s development camp will take place solely off-ice. The Blackhawks also reportedly denied the Pittsburgh Penguins the chance to interview associate general manager (AGM) Jeff Greenberg. Finally, two former Blackhawks are headed to their first Stanley Cup Final. Korchinski, Allan, & Dach to Compete in Memorial Cup Representing the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Seattle Thunderbirds, Blackhawks defensive prospects Kevin Korchinski and Nolan Allan and forward Colton Dach are set…

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Today in Hockey History: May 23

This has been a memorable date for many National Hockey League franchises over the years. We saw everything from overtime wins, return trips to the Stanley Cup Final, and even a name change. Let’s hop aboard the THW time machine and relive all the great moments from May 23. A…

Today in Hockey History: May 21

Two of the greatest dynasties in National Hockey League history hoisted Lord Stanley’s Cup on this date. May 21 has also seen some big individual performances and final games for future Hall of Famers. Let’s begin our daily trip back in time to relive all the best moments. A Pair…

Today in Hockey History: May 20

On this date, Mother Nature made her presence felt during one of the most memorable games in National Hockey League history. Also, there was plenty of overtime drama and some coaches who were in need of updating their resumes. The THW time machine is gassed up and ready to take…

Stan Mikita: A True Chicago Legend

On Aug. 7, 2018, the hockey world lost one of its greatest ambassadors and the city of Chicago lost one of its biggest sports legends. Stan Mikita passed away at age 78. His legacy will be remembered by Chicago Blackhawks fans for generations to come. Stan Mikita Belongs on the…


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Blackhawks FAQ

What year were the Chicago Blackhawks founded?

The Chicago Blackhawks joined the NHL in 1926 as one of the league’s Original Six franchises.

When did the Chicago Blackhawks play their first game?

The Blackhawks played their first game on Nov. 17, 1926. They faced the Toronto Maple Leafs and won 4-1.

Who is the current head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks?
Luke Richardson is the current head coach for the Chicago Blackhawks.