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NHL statement on incident in Chicago

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL /

NEW YORK - "Last night in Chicago, individuals directed racial taunts and abuse at Washington Capitals player Devante Smith-Pelly," said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. "The National Hockey League condemns this unacceptable and reprehensible behavior. The League fully supports the actions taken by the United Center and the Blackhawks to eject the offenders and would expect the same response to any similarly unacceptable behavior at any of our arenas.

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Game Notes: Feb. 17 vs. Washington Capitals

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations /


The Ducks defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 on Thursday night at the United Center. Duncan Keith and Brandon Saad each tallied a goal, and Anton Forsberg stopped 29 shots.


Chicago holds a 42-40-11-3 mark all-time against Washington, including a 26-13-6-2 record at home. The Blackhawks fell to the Capitals 6-2 in their first matchup of the season on Dec. 6 in Washington. Lance Bouma and Jonathan Toews were the goal scorers for Chicago. Toews leads the team with 10 points (6G, 4A) in 12 career games against the Capitals. Anton Forsberg has a 1-1-0 record in his career against Washington.


Chicago has tallied a power-play goal in six of their last seven games. The team's six goals with the man advantage during the month of February share seventh in the league. Alex DeBrincat has netted five goals on the power play this season, including two during the month of February, tying him for 13th all-time among Blackhawks rookies.


Ryan Hartman was credited with a career-best seven hits against Anaheim. His previous career high was five, which he logged on five separate occasions. He shares fourth on the team with 88 hits this season.


  • Keith netted his first goal of the 2017-18 season against the Ducks. He paces Blackhawks blueliners with 26 points this year. He also led the club with three blocked shots
  • Saad registered a goal in the second period on Thursday night. It was his second goal vs. Anaheim this season. He has 14 markers and 11 assists this year.
  • DeBrincat recorded an assist to extend his point streak (2G, 2A) to three games. He now has 10 points (7G, 3A) over his last 10 games. He tallied three goals and two helpers in two games against the Ducks this season. He shares fifth among NHL rookies with 38 points this year.
  • Toews posted an assist on Thursday night. He has a helper in two of his last three games. He went 14-for-20 (70 percent) at the faceoff dot. It was the sixth time this season he has won at least 70 percent of his draws in a game.
  • Vinnie Hinostroza had an assist against the Ducks. He has a career-high 16 points (6G, 10A) this season.
  • Artem Anisimov won seven of his 11 faceofs (64 percent) vs. Anaheim. It was the second time in three games he won at least 64 percent of his draws.
  • Brent Seabrook posted a career-high 10 shots on goal. His previous career best was eight which he accomplished on Jan. 10, 2010 against the Ducks.
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Blackhawks acquire DiDomenico from Ottawa

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations /

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired center Chris DiDomenico (dee -doh -MENH-ih-koh) from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenseman Ville Pokka. DiDomenico will report to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

A native of Woodbridge, Ontario, DiDomenico has 10 points (6G, 4A) in 24 games with Ottawa this season. He recorded a career-long three-game (2G, 3A) point streak from Oct. 26-30, 2017. Additionally, he notched markers in three of four games from Feb. 3-8 for the Senators. In each of the last two seasons, DiDomenico has skated in 27 games for Ottawa. The 28-year-old has also spent time with the Belleville Senators and Syracuse Crunch of the AHL this year. He has six goals and nine helpers between the two teams.

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Blackhawks recall Berube, assign Glass

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations /

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled goaltender Jean-Francois Berube (ZHAWN-fran-SWUH beh-ROO-bay) from the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs and assigned goaltender Jeff Glass to Rockford.

A native of Repentigny, Quebec, Berube has posted a 7-8-0 mark with a 2.37 goals against average, .920 save percentage and two shutouts in 15 appearances with the IceHogs this season. He has allowed just two goals in each of his last two starts for Rockford. The 26-year-old made one appearance with the Blackhawks earlier this season on Dec. 6 at Washington, stopping 12 of 14 shots.

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Game Notes: Feb. 15 vs. Anaheim Ducks

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations /


The Golden Knights defeated the Blackhawks 5-2 at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday night. Chicago has tallied a power-play goal in five of their last six games. Tommy Wingels and Alex Debrincat each netted a goal for Chicago, and Jeff Glass made 32 saves in the loss.


Chicago holds a 38-44-5-3 mark all-time against Anaheim, including a 22-20-2-3 record at home. The Blackhawks beat the Ducks 7-3 in their first matchup of the season on Nov. 27 in Chicago. Alex DeBrincat posted his first career hat-trick and added an assist in the win. Patrick Sharp (15G, 16A) and Patrick Kane (9G, 22A) share the team lead with 31 career points each against Anaheim. Anton Forsberg has not faced the Ducks in his career.


Wingels netted a power-play goal for his seventh goal of the season on Tuesday night. His last goal with the man advantage came as a member of the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 20, 2015 in an overtime loss against the Chicago Blackhawks. His 12 points (7G, 5A) this season match last year's totals from San Jose and Ottawa. He went three-for-four (75 percent) at the faceoff dot and shared the team lead with four shots on goal. The 29-year-old leads the team with 136 hits in 51 games.


Kane (21G, 32A), Nick Schmaltz (15G, 24A) and DeBrincat (21G, 16A) have combined for 129 points through 57 games this season. The record for most points scored by three American-born skaters in franchise history was set during the 1992-93 season when Jeremy Roenick (50G, 57A), Chris Chelios (15G, 58A) and Brian Noonan (16G, 14A) combined for 210 points.


  • DeBrincat registered his sixth multi-point performance of the year with a goal and an assist against Vegas. He now has nine points (7G, 2A) in as many games. His 21 goals rank third among rookies. His 37 points (21G, 16A) rank third for Chicago on the year.
  • Erik Gustafsson tallied an assist in the loss. He now has three points (1G, 2A) in 12 games this season. He tied the team lead with four shots.
  • Sharp picked up his 14th point (6G, 8A) on the year with a helper.
  • Ryan Hartman recorded an assist on Tuesday night. He has 22 points (7G, 15A) this season.
  • Duncan Keith led the team with five blocked shots.
  • Brandon Saad notched four shots on goal to share the team lead.
  • Brent Seabrook paced Chicago with 23:54 of ice time.
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Prospect Roundup: Jokiharju eclipses 50 points with seven-assist week

by Nick Merlina /

Every week, will highlight players who stood out for their minor-league, junior, college or European teams in the previous week's action. All prospect/system stats will be updated weekly throughout the season.

1st Star: D Henri Jokiharju, Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
The Line: 4 GP, 7A
The Winterhawks defenseman had a phenomenal week as a facilitator and now sits on a four-game point streak since Feb. 7. Jokiharju was at his best in Portland's matchup with Victoria, where he posted a season-high four helpers on the way to an 8-5 victory. He registered an assist in each of his team's next three games and now has 55 points (8G, 47A) through 48 games in the WHL.

2nd Star: LW Dylan Sikura, Northeastern (NCAA)
The Line: 2 GP, 1G, 2A
The Hobey Baker award hopeful picked up a handful of points on the ice this past week. In a 3-0 win over Boston College, Sikura opened the scoring with what proved to be the game winning goal and added an assist for his 13th multi-point performance of the season. The Northeastern winger added an assist in a 4-2 loss to UConn a few nights later to extend his point streak to three games. He now has 39 points (14G, 25A) for the season.

3rd Star: C Matt Highmore, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
The Line: 3 GP, 2G
Highmore picked up two more goals last week, both coming in Rockford's 3-1 victory over San Antonio. The center opened scoring in the tilt, and after a tally from the Rampage, Rockford's team-leading goal scorer netted the game winner just seconds into the third period. The goal tied Highmore for the IceHog's record of goals in a season by a rookie (20). He now has 32 points (20G, 12A) on the year.

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Blackhawks to host Hockey is For Everyone Night on Feb.15

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations /

The Chicago Blackhawks will host Hockey Is For Everyone night at the United Center on Thursday, Feb. 15, when the team plays the Anaheim Ducks.

In support of Hockey Is For Everyone, Blackhawks players will use Pride Tape on their sticks during warm-ups. Select player sticks will be auctioned online at from Thursday, Feb. 15, to Thursday, March 1, with proceeds benefitting the You Can Play Project, an organization dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation and/or gender identity. As one of the first supporters of You Can Play, Blackhawks forward Tommy Wingels serves as the team's Hockey Is For Everyone ambassador, pledging to be a leader in the locker room and in the community.

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Game Notes: Feb. 13 at Vegas Golden Knights

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations /


The Blackhawks fell to the Coyotes 6-1 at Gila River Arena on Monday night. They outshot Arizona by a 38-22 margin. Alex DeBrincat was the goal scorer for Chicago. Anton Forsberg made 10 saves and Jeff Glass made six saves in relief.


Chicago holds a 0-2-0-0 mark all-time against Vegas, including an 0-1-0-0 record on the road. Vinnie Hinostroza (1G, 2A) and Brandon Saad (3A) share the team lead with three points each in those matchups. Forsberg has not faced the Golden Knights in his career.


DeBrincat became the 16th rookie in franchise history to reach the 20-goal plateau. He joins Ed Olczyk, Jeremy Roenick, Denis Savard, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Eric Daze and Bobby Hull as the eighth Blackhawk in history to reach the 20-goal mark at age 20 or younger.


Chicago has tallied goals with the man advantage in four of their last five games. Power-play markers have come from DeBrincat (2G), Artem Anisimov and Hinostroza during that stretch. The last time the team picked up goals with the man advantage in four of five games was Nov. 12-27, 2017 when they registered eight power-play goals in that span.


  • DeBrincat scored his 20th goal of the season against Arizona. He has seven points (6G, 1A) over his last eight games. He ranks third among league rookies in goals this season and his 35 points (20G, 15A) rank fourth for Chicago this year. He also matched a career high with seven shots on goal.
  • Lance Bouma tallied his ninth point (3G, 6A) of the year with an assist on Monday night.
  • Toews picked up a helper for his 36th point (15G, 21A) of the season in the loss. He now has three points (1G, 2A) over his last four performances. He ranks third on the team in scoring this year.
  • Brent Seabrook recorded four shots and was credited with three hits. He logged a team-high 22:47 of time on ice against the Coyotes.
  • Anthony Duclair led the Blackhawks with four hits in 14:18 of ice time against his former team.
  • Anisimov won a season-best 78 percent (seven-for-nine) of his faceoffs on Monday night. He shared the team lead with two blocked shots.
  • Erik Gustafsson and David Kampf each tallied two blocked shots.
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Game Notes: Feb. 12 at Arizona Coyotes

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations /


The Blackhawks fell to the Wild 3-0 at the Xcel Energy Center on Saturday night. Chicago out-shot Minnesota by a 44-19 margin, the most shots on goal in a road game by the Blackhawks this season. Jeff Glass made 16 saves in the loss.


Chicago holds a 38-24-8-9 mark all-time against Arizona, including a 22-3-1-4 record on the road. The Blackhawks are 2-0-0 against the Coyotes this season. Tommy Wingels (2G, 1A) and Patrick Kane (1G, 2A) share the team lead with three points each in those matchups. Kane (15G, 30A) paces the team with 45 career points in 34 games against Arizona. Anton Forsberg has not faced the Coyotes in his career.


Anthony Duclair scored the lone Arizona goal in a Dec. 10 Chicago victory when the teams last faced off. It was his only career point against the Blackhawks as a member of the Coyotes. Since being acquired by Chicago on Jan. 10, the native of Pointe-Claire, Quebec, has registered five points (2G, 3A) in 12 games for the Blackhawks. The 22-year-old matched a season high with three points (1G, 2A) on Jan. 25 against Detroit. In 202 career games, Duclair has tallied 86 points (37G, 49A).


Alex DeBrincat comes into Monday night's game with six points (5G, 1A) in his last seven games. The Farmington Hills, Mich., native's 19 goals this year rank second for Chicago and third among NHL rookies. The last American-born rookie to notch at least 20 goals in his rookie season was Kane (21G, 51A) during the 2007-08 campaign.


Kampf won 11 of his 18 draws (61 percent) against Minnesota. It was the fourth game this season he has won at least 10 faceoffs. Since his NHL debut on Dec. 28, his 253 faceoff wins rank second among rookies.


  • Kane shared the team lead with five shots on goal on Saturday night. It was the 21st time he recorded at least five shots this season.
  • Jonathan Toews went 13-for-21 (62 percent) at the faceoff dot. He has won at least 60 percent of his draws in 25 games this year. His 664 total faceoff wins rank fourth in the league this season. He also tied the team high with five shots.
  • Brent Seabrook paced the club with three hits in 22:31 of ice time. Duncan Keith logged a team-high 23:00 of TOI.
  • Carl Dahlstrom registered a shot on goal in 16:48 of TOI in his NHL debut.
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Game Notes: Feb. 10 at Minnesota Wild

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations /


The Stars defeated the Blackhawks 4-2 on Thursday night at the United Center. After killing off the lone Dallas power play, Chicago has killed 88.4 percent of penalties (38-for-43) since Jan. 1. That percentage is second in the league over that timeframe. Jonathan Toews and Artem Anisimov each scored one goal in the loss, while Anton Forsberg made 26 saves.


Chicago holds a 29-31-1-9 mark all-time against Minnesota, including a 14-15-0-6 record on the road. The Blackhawks are 2-2-0 against the Wild this season. Patrick Kane has paced the team with four points (2G, 2A) in those matchups. Kane (18G, 21A) and Toews (14G, 25A) share the team lead with 39 career points each against Minnesota. Anton Forsberg has an 0-2-0 record against the Wild in his career.

MR. 300

Anisimov notched his 300th career point (142G, 158A) with a goal on Thursday night. It was his 108th career point (56G, 62A) as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. His eight goals on the power play this season are a career high and his nine points (8G, 1A) with the man advantage trail his career-best 10 power play points (5G, 5A) set during the 2016-17 campaign with Chicago.


Toews tallied the first Chicago goal against the Stars. It was his second straight game (1G, 1A) with a point, and he now has three points (1G, 2A) over his last four games. His 43 career (16G, 27A) points vs. Dallas are second on the club. The Winnipeg native needs 14 helpers to move into 10th place all-time in assists in Chicago Blackhawks franchise history.


  • Anisimov picked up his 14th goal of the 2017-18 campaign. He now has a point (1G, 1A) in back-to-back games.
  • Brent Seabrook notched two assists vs. Dallas. It was his second multi-point performance of the year. He has three helpers over his last three games. His four blocked shots against the Stars shared the team lead.
  • Vinnie Hinostroza recorded an assist. His 15 points (6G, 9A) in 24 games this year are a new career high. He registered 14 points (6G, 8A) in 49 games a season ago. He has three goals and three helpers over his last seven games, and 12 points (5G, 7A) since Jan. 1.
  • Tommy Wingels paced the club with a season-high eight hits. He leads Chicago with 130 hits this year.
  • Duncan Keith and Kane shared the team lead with five shots on goal against the Stars.
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