Blackhawks GM Bowman looking forward to Caggiula’s addition
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman has been interested in Drake Caggiula for a while.
He finally got his man.
Chicago acquired Caggiula and defenseman Jason Garrison in a trade with Edmonton on Sunday for defensemen Brandon Manning and Robin Norell. Caggiula will report to the Blackhawks once he resolves a visa issue, while Garrison is headed to the minors if he clears waivers.
Strome, Perlini join Blackhawks after trade with Coyotes
CHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini got right to work with the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday.
Strome and Perlini made it to Chicago in time to join their new team for practice after they were acquired Sunday night in a trade with Arizona. The Blackhawks sent Nick Schmaltz to the Coyotes for Strome and Perlini in a swap of former first-round draft picks.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks enjoy an uncustomary luxury with space under the NHL's $79.5 million salary cap.
So general manager Stan Bowman hinted Saturday on the second day of the team's annual convention he could be in the market for a veteran player who might help the Blackhawks return to the playoffs.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks agreed to contracts with free agents Chris Kunitz, Cam Ward and Brandon Manning on Sunday, addressing their depth in every position group after missing the playoffs for the first time in a decade.
Kunitz got a one-year deal worth $1 million, and Ward's one-year contract is for $3 million. Manning received a two-year deal.
The first big free agent re-signing with his own team is just the beginning of what's to come around the NHL.
Defenseman John Carlson signed a $64 million, eight-year deal with the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. His agent and the representatives for other pending unrestricted free agents were able to start talking to any interested teams on Sunday at the beginning of the negotiating window that precedes the opening of the market July 1.
Plenty of trade chatter heading into NHL draft
DALLAS (AP) — A year after shaking up his team with trades at the draft that altered the landscape of the NHL, Stan Bowman isn't letting on that he'll make the same kinds of moves now.
"I learned to never try to predict the future," the Chicago Blackhawks general manager said. "It's difficult to predict the magnitude of changes as we go forward."
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are taking a closer look at their house after missing the playoffs for the first time in a decade.
They aren't sure just yet if a complete teardown is necessary.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are not making changes behind the bench after missing the playoffs for the first time in a decade.
Team President John McDonough told reporters Thursday that he plans to bring back both coach Joel Quenneville and general manager Stan Bowman after a dismal season for a team that has won three Stanley Cup championships since 2010 but stumbled to a last-place finish in the Central Division this season.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Bill Zito has been selected as the general manager for the United States men's national hockey team.
Zito is assistant general manager for the Columbus Blue Jackets. USA Hockey announced the appointment Friday, a little over a month before the world hockey championships
Saad, Sharp hoping for successful return to Blackhawks
CHICAGO (AP) — The last time the Chicago Blackhawks won a playoff series, Brandon Saad and Patrick Sharp hoisted the Stanley Cup at the United Center more than two years ago.
After two consecutive first-round exits, the Blackhawks are hoping the return of two central figures from their run of three championships in six seasons is a ticket back to their playoff performances of summers past.
"It's kind of like I never left," Saad said. "It's a different locker room now, but it's good to be back."
CHICAGO (AP) — Following a second straight first-round playoff flop last April, the Chicago Blackhawks responded with roster changes that cut all the way to their core of high-priced stars.
Chicago reacquired fan favorites Patrick Sharp and Brandon Saad in the process. Both may end up back in familiar spots, even if general manager Stan Bowman says it's time for the Blackhawks to come up with a fresh recipe for Stanley Cup success.
CHICAGO (AP) — General manager Stan Bowman promised changes were coming after the Chicago Blackhawks were swept in the first round of the playoffs.
Boy, he wasn't kidding.
Chicago re-acquired Brandon Saad and parted with Niklas Hjalmarsson and Artemi Panarin in a pair of surprising trades Friday, giving the Blackhawks a younger look and more cost certainty for their roster.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year deal with Czech defenseman Jan Rutta.
The 26-year-old Rutta set career highs with 24 assists and 32 points in 46 games with the Czech Extraliga's Pirati Chomutov. He also played in this year's world championship, finishing with a goal in eight games.
General manager Stan Bowman says Rutta "makes our defense more dynamic and he has shown he can contribute offensively as well."
CHICAGO (AP) — The Blackhawks have rewarded Richard Panik for a breakout season by re-signing him to a two-year deal that runs through 2018-19.
The 26-year-old Panik set career highs with 22 goals, 22 assists and 44 points in his first full season in Chicago.
Panik showed he could play on the top line and scored 18 even-strength goals, fourth on the team, and general manager Stan Bowman applauded the Slovak forward's consistency throughout the season.
Blackhawks fire assistant coach Mike Kitchen
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have fired assistant coach Mike Kitchen.
Kitchen joined coach Joel Quenneville's staff in July 2010. He helped the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 2013 and 2015.
The team announced the move on Monday. General manager Stan Bowman says in a release they "believe this decision is best for our organization moving forward."
CHICAGO (AP) — Coach Joel Quenneville will be back next season. Everything else is on the table for the Chicago Blackhawks.
General manager Stan Bowman is promising changes after Chicago was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight year. The Blackhawks, who won the Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013 and 2015, were swept by Nashville this time around, managing just three goals in 13 periods.
Blackhawks GM Bowman calls Panarin extension “top priority”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said signing Artemi Panarin to a contract extension was a "top priority" a day after locking up the high-scoring left wing with a two-year, $12 million deal.
Bowman said Thursday prior to a game against the Nashville Predators that getting the reigning Calder Trophy winner signed took several months of work.
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane flashed a million-dollar smile in the photo opp, beaming from behind a table topped by the troika of hefty awards he skated off with to cap a sublime season.
Chicago's 27-year-old star forward broke away with the Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP, the Art Ross as the leading scorer and the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the NHL's outstanding player by fellow skaters.
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