Blackhawks Rumors & News

  • Blackhawks: Brad Richards emerging as power-play point option

    CSN Chicago "Marian Hossa returned to practice and Brad Richards once again quarterbacked the second power-play unit as the Chicago Blackhawks continued their training-camp work on Tuesday. The Blackhawks have two preseason games remaining, including Wednesday night’s contest against the Montreal Canadiens...." October 01

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Former #Blackhawks defenseman Brent Sopel will attend AHL Chicago Wolves' training camp. He spent the last three seasons in the KHL.

  • Barker released from Blackhawks camp

    Pro Hockey Talk "Defenseman Cam Barker didn’t survive the latest round of Chicago Blackhawks cuts. The 28-year-old was originally a 2004 first round pick (third overall) of the Blackhawks was dealt to the Minnesota Wild in February 2010. After bouncing around with the Wild, Oilers and Canucks following the..." September 28

  • Improving Kruger could do even more on Blackhawks' fourth line

    CSN Chicago "Marcus Kruger has added a little more to his game every season he’s been with the Blackhawks. Two seasons ago Kruger became one of the team’s best penalty killer, a product of coach Joel Quenneville rolling the dice and coming up with a great decision. Last season the center worked more on his..." September 24

  • Versteeg looks to rebound from ‘brutal’ finish to 2013-14

    Pro Hockey Talk "Chicago Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg isn’t happy with how the 2013-14 campaign went. After recording at least 20 goals in four straight seasons prior to the lockout, Versteeg suffered a knee injury in March 2013 that required surgery. That prevented him from doing his normal training in the..." September 21

  • Blackhawks hope rest provides boost Marian Hossa needs

    CSN Chicago "When the Chicago Blackhawks’ training camp convened in the fall of 2013, Marian Hossa was a bit hampered. The right wing suffered a back injury in the Stanley Cup Final, one that did not require surgery but had him missing a few scrimmages in camp’s opening days. Fast forward to this fall,..." September 21

  • Blackhawks GM: Cap issue will play itself out soon

    ESPN.com "Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman reiterated Thursday he’s confident the Blackhawks will get under the salary cap before the start of the regular season. The Blackhawks are around $1.3 million over the $69 million cap and would have to shed more cap payroll if they wanted to..." September 19

  • Quenneville plans to start Richards between Saad and Kane in Chicago

    Pro Hockey Talk "Joel Quenneville confirmed Thursday that he intends to play Brad Richards between Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad to start the season. Richards of course joins the Blackhawks after being bought out by the New York Rangers on June 20. The 34-year-old signed a one-year, $2 million dollar deal..." September 19

  • Kane 'brings another level' to Blackhawks each year

    CSN Chicago "After signing his new eight-year deal with the Blackhawks, Patrick Kane was asked a question at the team's annual convention about how his role as a leader has developed throughout his time in Chicago. Kane took that question as an opportunity to talk about how he feels he's matured both on..." September 14

  • Why Patrick Kane never worried about contract

    CSN Chicago "Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman made it clear since last season's training camp: Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane would be Blackhawks "forever." This offseason the team came one step closer to making that happen as the duo signed matching 8-year, $84 million contracts that being..." September 11

  • Nationals Park officially selected as host site for 2015 Winter Classic

    CBSSports.com "Reports surfaced over the weekend that National Park had been chosen as host site of the 2015 Winter Classic between the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks, but the NHL made it official with an announcement Wednesday. The home of Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals will become the..." September 10

  • Deal reached to bring Winter Classic to Nationals Park in 2015

    Washington Post "There will be hockey at Nationals Park this winter. The NHL and the Washington Nationals have reached terms allowing the 2015 Winter Classic game, set for Jan. 1 between the Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks, to be played in the D.C. ballpark, according to three people familiar with the..." September 07

  • NHL odds: Blackhawks still Stanley Cup favorites as season nears

    CBSSports.com "With NHL training camps opening up in about two weeks, the offseason is quickly drawing to a close. That means updated betting odds heading into the season. Though there have been some changes along the way, the Chicago Blackhawks remain the favorites to win the 2015 Stanley Cup according to the..." September 02

  • Blackhawks' Teravainen working diligently

    Chicago Tribune "Teuvo Teravainen normally spends summers in his native Finland relaxing following the previous hockey season and preparing for the next. These days, the Chicago Blackhawks’ top prospect has a new residence. “The gym has been my home this summer,” Teravainen said Friday via phone from..." August 23

  • Blackhawks agree to terms with Leighton

    NHL.com "The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Michael Leighton on a one-year contract. Leighton, 33, has posted 35 wins (35-41-14), a 2.97 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in 105 career regular-season games over parts of eight seasons with..." August 18

  • FedEx Field ruled out as Winter Classic talks continue

    CSN Washington "With NHL training camp just a month away, the location for the 2015 Winter Classic is still very much up in the air. It will be in the Washington, D.C. area, but exactly where has not been decided. According to The Washington Post, FedEx Field has been ruled out as a potential host. The reason..." August 17

  • Blackhawks part ways with Hayes

    Chicago Tribune "The Blackhawks and Kevin Hayes officially have parted ways, making one of the top young prospects in hockey an unrestricted free agent. Hayes was the Hawks’ first-round pick (24th overall) in the 2010 draft and after spending four seasons with Boston College needed to reach a contract agreement..." August 16

  • Flames GM tight-lipped over Kevin Hayes speculation

    Calgary Herald "The thought is tantalizing, the idea makes sense and, boy, what a storyline. Think about it, Boston College’s first line — Johnny Gaudreau, Bill Arnold, and Kevin Hayes, the trio that dominated this year’s NCAA playoffs — together with the Calgary Flames. Has a nice ring to it, no? “I’ve..." August 16

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Kyle Beach, the #Blackhawks' top pick in 2008 draft (11th overall) head to Austria to play for EC Red Bull Salzburg: http://t.co/KbA41dxouc

  • Hayes 'not likely' to sign with Blackhawks before deadline

    Chicago Tribune "It appears the Kevin Hayes Era with the Blackhawks will be over before it even begins. As the deadline looms to sign Hayes, the Hawks are “not likely” to add one of the top young prospects in hockey, his agent said Thursday. Hayes, who was the Hawks’ first-round pick (24th overall) in the..." August 15

  • Blackhawks to stop playing ‘The Stripper’ during Shoot the Puck

    Chicago Sun-Times "“The Stripper” is no more. Blackhawks president John McDonough told the Sun-Times on Wednesday that the long-standing — and to so many, infuriating — practice of organist Frank Pellico playing “The Stripper” while a woman participated in the second-intermission “Shoot the Puck” promotion will..." August 14

  • Teravainen among three Blackhawks in ESPN's top prospects

    CSN Chicago "ESPN Insider Corey Pronman released his Top 100 NHL prospects on Tuesday and Blackhawks fans will be happy with the rankings. Teuvo Teravainen, who came in at No. 12, is one of three Blackhawks prospects to have made the list. In the 2013-14 season, Teravainen played 49 games for Jokerit in..." August 13

  • Gophers Frozen Four hero Justin Holl signs one-year contract with Chicago Blackhawks affiliate

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Justin Holl and the Rockford IceHogs (Ill.) agreed to a one-year contract, the AHL member and Chicago Blackhawks’ affiliate announced on Monday morning. The defenseman anchored one of the best defenses in college hockey, last year, and helped guide the Gophers to the Frozen Four and national..." August 05

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Rockford IceHogs sign defenseman Justin Holl to AHL contract. Was second-round pick (54th overall) by #Blackhawks in 2010 draft.

  • Toews honored to be compared to Crosby

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to individual accomplishments, there’s no question that Sidney Crosby has achieved more than Jonathan Toews, but Toews is the one that’s captained his team to a pair of Stanley Cup championships and has won the Conn Smythe Trophy. NBC analyst Jeremy Roenick said in May that while..." August 03

  • Agent: Hayes unlikely to sign with Blackhawks

    ESPN Chicago "Kevin Hayes, the Chicago Blackhawks' 2010 first-round draft pick, likely will not sign with the organization before the Aug. 15 deadline and become an unrestricted free agent, the forward's agent said Tuesday. "We're likely going to wait until Aug. 16 and see where things are at that point,"..." July 29

  • ‘Hawks prospect Shalunov signs two-year KHL deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "It looks like Maxim Shalunov’s North American career has been put on hold. The 21-year-old forward has agreed to a two-year deal with the KHL’s Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg, per the league’s website. Shalunov was taken in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. He..." July 28

  • Blackhawks' Richards dreamed of being their goalie

    NHL.com "Brad Richards always thought he might play for the Chicago Blackhawks one day. But idolizing Eddie Belfour, Richards wanted it to be at another position. "I always wanted to be a goalie, but my dad, Glen, would never let me," Richards told Blackhawks team historian Bob Verdi in an interview..." July 26

  • Crawford says it’ll be ‘an easy transition’ to new goalie coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Chicago Blackhawks adding former goaltender Jimmy Waite to the coaching staff as the goalie coach gives Corey Crawford a new voice to listen to. While Crawford’s former goalie coach, Stephane Waite, is Jimmy’s brother, he’s not expecting the difference between the two to be drastic as Blake..." July 20

  • With big expectations, Saad not worried about contract

    CSN Chicago "Brandon Saad would’ve loved to have his own Jonathan Toews or Patrick Kane contract moment this summer. No, we’re not talking in terms of massive money; the Blackhawks forward hasn’t gotten to that point yet. But much like Toews and Kane, he could have signed a new extension this..." July 20

  • Brad Richards on center stage as No. 2 center

    Chicago Tribune "Newly acquired Blackhawks center Brad Richards didn't get the typical free-agent news conference when he signed. There was no horde of reporters for a jersey presentation. No, the first real chance Richards had to speak publicly came Saturday before more than 2,000 fans at the Blackhawks..." July 20

  • Oduya hopes he’s not traded, but ‘we’ll see what happens’

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks are currently $2-plus million over the salary cap and have to get down to $69 million before the regular season begins. Oduya’s name has been bandied about in trade rumors. The defenseman, who said the Blackhawks haven’t indicated what may happen with him, added that he takes it..." July 20

  • Move to Blackhawks a new challenge for Richards

    NHL.com "Brad Richards is just getting to know the Chicago Blackhawks, so forgive him if his approach is still a little formal. After signing a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on July 1 worth a reported $2 million, the veteran center is meeting most of his new teammates this weekend at the Seventh..." July 19

  • Blackhawks GM Bowman preaches patience

    CSN Chicago "Stan Bowman didn’t have to answer any more questions regarding Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane’s extensions, thanks to those getting done more than a week ago. One big question still looms, however, for the Blackhawks’ general manager: How are you getting below the salary cap? OK, we all..." July 19

  • Johnny Oduya suffered broken foot in finale vs. Kings

    Chicago Sun-Times "Defenseman Johnny Oduya showed up at the Blackhawks’ fan convention Friday at the Hilton Chicago sporting a thick beard and shaved temples. It was almost enough to distract people from noticing the walking boot on his right foot. ‘‘See? That’s smart,’’ he said. ‘‘That’s why I have it.’’ It..." July 19

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    Brian Hedger @BrianHedger

    #Blackhawks top prospect Teuvo Teravainen: "My goal is to play NHL and I'm going to go to training camp and try to get it."

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Free-agent defenseman Sheldon Brookbank talking to a few teams and source said a return to #Blackhawks hasn't been ruled out if spot opens.

  • Blackhawks will 'make it work' with Toews, Kane deals

    CSN Chicago "Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were handsomely paid in their latest extensions, eight-year deals worth $84 million each that will kick in at the 2015-16 season. They certainly could’ve gotten more. As their agent Pat Brisson said on Wednesday, “they could’ve come in at $13.8 million each.” But..." July 17

  • Blackhawks hire Dineen as assistant coach

    NHL.com "The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have hired Kevin Dineen as an assistant coach. Dineen was teammates with Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville from 1984 to 1990 when both were members of the Hartford Whalers. “Kevin brings proven leadership qualities, having served as an..." July 14

  • Report: Johnny Oduya could be traded

    Pro Hockey Talk "Via the Edmonton Journal, here’s Sportsnet’s John Shannon, talking on the radio about how the Chicago Blackhawks are going to get under the salary cap next season: “I keep hearing Johnny Oduya’s name. I keep hearing they’re going to find a way to move Johnny Oduya and get rid of the dollars he..." July 12

  • Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane get 8-year extensions from Blackhawks

    CBC Sports "The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to matching eight-year contract extensions with star forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The team didn't release financial details, but multiple reports said each player will earn $84 million US. The new deals go into effect for the 2015-16 NHL season..." July 09

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    Josh Rimer @JoshRimerHockey

    Hearing that Maple Leafs have some interest in signing Nikolai Khabibulin to back up Bernier. It may not happen but told there's interest.

  • Toews, Kane deals not likely until after weekend

    Chicago Tribune "Jonathan Toews let out a slight chuckle when he was asked recently if there was any scenario he could envision that ended with him not signing a contract extension with the Blackhawks. "Very doubtful," the captain said with a grin. The question still remains when and not if Toews and Patrick..." July 05

  • Obama congratulates Kings, Dustin Brown takes Hawks jab

    CBSSports.com "President Barack Obama has been busy racking up the phone minutes the last couple of days, recently calling not only American soccer stars Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard but Stanley Cup champion and Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown. With general manager Dean Lombardi beaming by Brown's..." July 04

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Source says contract extensions for Jonathan Toews & Patrick Kane not expected to be done until some time after holiday weekend. #Blackhawks

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    Mark Lazerus @MarkLazerus

    #Blackhawks sign defenseman Kyle Cumiskey to a one-year deal. He played in Sweden last season.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Tremendous value at one year, $2-M for Blackhawks in Brad Richards. That's a July 1 deal you don't regret.

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    #Blackhawks agree to terms with goaltender Scott Darling and forwards Cody Bass and Pierre-Cedric Labrie on one-year contracts.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Peter Regin heading back to CHI.

  • Bowman on Hawks' draft: 'We’re happy with the breadth of players'

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks weren’t looking to fill immediate needs in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft; they have enough prospects waiting in the wings that can do that. This weekend, they were looking for talent to cultivate, talent to develop. And they seemed to find it. The Blackhawks drafted nine players, a..." June 29

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