Colliton agrees to 2-year extension with Blackhawks
CHICAGO – Chicago Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton agreed to a two-year contract extension Tuesday on the eve of his third season with the team. Colliton is 62-58-17 since he replaced Joel Quenneville in November 2018, becoming the 38th coach in franchise history. He guided Chicago into the postseason last year, winning a four-game series against Edmonton before being eliminated by Vegas. The Blackhawks open this season on Colliton's 36th birthday on Wednesday at Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay. “Jeremy has shown an innate ability to develop young talent throughout his two seasons as head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks,” President of Hockey Operations Stan Bowman said in a release.
Blackhawks moving on without Seabrook, de Haan
CHICAGO, IL – Reality set in for Jonathan Toews when he got to the Chicago Blackhawks' locker room Friday morning. The 34-year-old Seabrook then will have surgery on his right hip in January and left hip in February. The Blackhawks also will be without Calvin de Haan for the rest of the year. The 28-year-old defenseman had his own right shoulder surgery on Friday. “We sit beside each other in every locker room,” Keith said, “so it's different, you know, not having him on the bus and things like that.