Chicago Blackhawks News

The 2020 Chicago Blackhawks season was the franchise’s 94th season and one of its most intriguing. With the regular season suspended on March 12, 20202, due to the pandemic, the league decided just a few weeks later to cancel the remaining 20 games of the regular season. The Blackhawks finished 32-30, which was only good enough for 12th in the Western Conference; however, the league ruled that they would expand the field as part of their return to hockey expand the field, and the Blackhawks advanced to the playoffs for the first time since the 2016–17 season. The Blackhawks, led by Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and the outstanding goaltending of Corey Crawford, went on to defeat the Edmonton Oilers in the qualifying round, despite being the youngest team in the postseason with an average age of 25.6. The Blackhawks were eventually ousted in the first round by the Vegas Golden Knights in five games. Kane led the team in goals (33), assists (51), and points (84) in what could be the beginning of a rebuild here in Chicago after a long run at the top.

Blackhawks Nab Shutdown Defenseman Michael Krutil in Fourth Round of 2020 NHL Draft

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The 6-foot-3, 200-pound 18-year-old is known for his physicality and sturdy defensive play.

Defenseman Slater Koekkoek Reportedly Not Given Qualifying Offer From Blackhawks

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The 26-year-old defenseman is expected to hit the free-agent market on Friday.

Blackhawks Third-Round Pick Wyatt Kaiser Has Been Compared To Duncan Keith

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Kaiser, an 18-year-old left-handed defenseman, won Minnesota's Reed Larson Award for top defender in the state during his senior season.

Blackhawks Draft Goaltender Drew Commesso in Second Round of 2020 NHL Draft

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Commesso, 18, is the first goaltender the Blackhawks have selected in the second round since Kent Simpson in 2010.

Blackhawks Select Forward Lukas Reichel With 17th Overall Pick in 2020 NHL Draft

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Reichel tallied 24 points (12 goals, 12 assists) in 42 points as a 17-year-old in Germany's top professional league in 2019-20.

Blackhawks Discussed Contract Extension With Penguins’ Goaltender Matt Murray

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Murray, 26, led Pittsburgh to back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017 but has struggled with consistency in the last three seasons.

Robin Lehner Signs Cheap Extension With Vegas, Blackhawks Left Looking Foolish

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Lehner, 29, was traded by the Blackhawks at this year's trade deadline after the two sides could not reach an agreement on a contract extension.

Blackhawks Bring Back Brandon Pirri, Send Dylan Sikura to Vegas

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Sikura, a 2014 sixth-round pick, played in just 47 games for the Blackhawks across three seasons, where he registered one goal and 13 assists.

Blackhawks Forward Dominik Kubalik Named To NHL All-Rookie Team

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The 24-year-old winger led all rookies with 30 goals and finished third with 46 points in 68 games during the 2019-20 regular season.

Blackhawks Show Interest in 2020 Draft Prospect Sam Colangelo

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Colangelo, a projected second-round pick, recorded 58 points in 44 games for the Chicago Steel in 2019-20 to lead the USHL with 1.32 points per game.