The Chicago Blackhawks today announced their roster for 2017 Training Camp that will begin Friday, September 15 with a practice at the United Center at 10 a.m. The roster includes a total of 57 players: 32 forwards, 19 defensemen and six goaltenders. Eighteen of those players appeared in at least one game for the Blackhawks during the 2016-17 season.
On Saturday, fans will get their first chance to see the Blackhawks as they will host their annual Training Camp Festival at the United Center with a scrimmage beginning at 11 a.m. Click here to view the 2017 Training Camp roster.
Please note that all practice times and locations are subject to change. The Chicago Blackhawks Communications Department will issue daily updates throughout training camp with start times and location information.
The Blackhawks will play six preseason contests - all of which will be carried on television for the third straight year. One Blackhawks preseason game will be broadcast on CSN Chicago (September 30 vs. Boston), in addition to three games (September 19 at Columbus, September 23 vs. Columbus and September 28 at Detroit) on CSN Plus and two contests on WGN-TV (September 21 vs. Detroit and September 25 at Boston). WGN Radio AM-720 will air all six of the team's preseason tilts. The 2017-18 regular season will open on Thursday, October 5 at the United Center when the Blackhawks host the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:30 p.m.
The Blackhawks will travel to the University of Notre Dame for a portion of training camp from Sunday, September 24 - Thursday, September 28. Practices at Notre Dame will be held at Compton Family Ice Arena on campus.