The Chicago Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks colloquially known as the Hawks is an Ice Hockey Team in the United States and is based in Chicago, Illinois. It is a member of the National Hockey League and is one of the first few teams of Ice Hockey. The United Center where the Blackhawks play, is an indoor basketball and Ice arena located in the Near West Side neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.
The Vice President and General Manager of Chicago Blackhawks is Mr. Stan Bowman is and he’s also the son of Scotty Bowman, a retired NHL head coach. Jonathan Toews is the Captain of this team and he’s also part of the Canadian National Men’s Hockey Team. In 2008, Jonathan (age 20) was the youngest captain in the History of the club. This team is currently coached by Joel Quenneville.
The Chicago Blackhawks have won six Stanley cups till now which are of the year 1934, 1938, 1961, 2010, 2013, and 2015. It’s important to note that, the Stanley Cups from 2010 to 2015 which is 3 cups till now were won when Quenneville was the coach. Quenneville used to coach Colorado Avalanche earlier.
Chicago Blackhawks Ownership History
Rocky Wirtz is owned by the Wirtz Corporation and he’s also its Principal Owner and Chairman. The club was initially owned by Mr. Frederic McLaughlin until he died in 1944. After Mr. McLaughlin’s death, it was owned by the Norris Family. Later in 1966, the Wirtz Family took over after Mr. James Norris’s death.
The current Chicago Blackhawks team is a mix of Canadians, Americans, Slovakians, Russians and Swedish. The current goalies of the team are as follows Corey Crawford from Canada and Scott Darling from the USA.
The Forwards are Artem Anisimov from Russia, Andrew Desjardins from Canada, Ryan Hartman from USA, Vinnie Hinostroza from USA, Marian Hossa from Slovakia, Patrick Kane from USA, Tanner Kero from USA, Marcus Kruger from Sweden, Artemi Panarin from Russia, Richard Panick from Slovakia, Dennis Rasmussen from Sweden, Nick Schmaltz from USA, Jonathan Toews from Canada, and Jordin Tootoo from Canada.
The Defence is formed by Brian Campbell from Canada, Gustav Forsling from Sweden, Niklas Hjalmarsson from Sweden, Duncan Keith from Canada, Michal Kempny from the Czech Republic, Michal Rozsival from the Czech Republic, Brent Seabrook from the Czech Republic, and Brent Seabrook from the USA.
Stan Mikita, Patrick Kane, Bobby Hull, Jonathan Toews, Denis Savard, Chris Chelios, Jeremy Roenick, Tony Espsita, Duncan Keith, and Pierre Pilote are the top ten Chicago Blackhawks in the history of the Club. Captain of the team Jonathan Toews ranks fourth in the list.
Chicago Blackhawks currently ranks the 6th best Hockey Team as per ESPN Power Rankings 2016-2017.
- Chicago Blackhawks was initially named as Black Hawks.
- It’s named after the 86th infantry division of world war 1.
- The team’s original logo was designed Irene Castle, wife of Frederic McLaughlin who was the first owner of the team.
The Chicago Blackhawks may rank 6th as per ESPN but it is one of the most happening teams of all team. After all, winning 3 Stanley Cups since 2010 is not everyone’s cup of tea. Ranking of the team differs as per different lists and different parameters. It is said that in 1994 Chicago Blackhawks had the greatest number of fans in the history of Ice Hockey. One would believe it if one goes through the matches played at thet time.
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