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RELEASE: Luke Richardson Named 40th Head Coach in Blackhawks History

Richardson joins Chicago with nearly a decade of NHL coaching experience, plus 21 seasons as an NHL defenseman

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications / Blackhawks.com

Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Kyle Davidson announced today Luke Richardson has been hired as Head Coach. Richardson joins the organization with nearly a decade of National Hockey League coaching experience as an assistant coach and four years as an American Hockey League head coach.  

"We are excited having a seasoned coach like Luke join the organization as head coach," said General Manager Kyle Davidson. "Luke shares our vision and goals for the future, and he will have an opportunity to build an environment and culture of high-performance, hard work and high accountability. Throughout the interview process, it became evident that he not only had every quality we were looking for in a head coach, but also is a high-character individual that was perfect to lead this next era of the Chicago Blackhawks."

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RELEASE: Meghan Hunter, Mark Eaton to Serve as Assistant General Managers

Brian Campbell named Advisor, Hockey operations; Karilyn Pilch promoted to Director of Player Personnel

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications / Blackhawks.com

In an update that completes the Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Operations leadership team, Blackhawks General Manager Kyle Davidson today announced that Mark Eaton will remain Assistant General Manager, Development and Meghan Hunter has been promoted to Assistant General Manager, Hockey Operations. Additionally, it was announced that Brian Campbell will remain in Hockey Operations as Advisor, Hockey Operations while Karilyn Pilch has been promoted to Director of Player Personnel.

Today's announcements follow previous hirings of Norm Maciver and Jeff Greenberg as Associate General Managers on the Hockey Operations Executive Leadership team. Professional and amateur scouting operations will report directly to Maciver and Greenberg will oversee the development of strategic systems and processes that will fuel the entire Hockey Operations group. Together, Eaton, Greenberg, Hunter and Maciver will all report directly to Davidson.

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RELEASE: Chicago Sports Alliance Donates to Anti-Gun Violence Org.

Teams, McCormick Foundation contribute $50K each in memory of innocent children and adults taken away in school shooting in Uvalde, Texas

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications / Blackhawks.com

The Chicago Sports Alliance, a collaboration between the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox along with the support of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, today announced it will commit $300,000 to the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation and the Robb School Memorial Fund.

Now in its fifth year, the Alliance was created to address the issue of increasing gun violence across the city of Chicago, dedicated to lending its collective influence and resources to support data-driven, proven solutions impacting the root cause of gun violence.

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RELEASE: Allan, C. Dach Assigned to Rockford for AHL Postseason

First- and second-round picks from 2021 draft join IceHogs after completing junior seasons

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications / Blackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks today announced that they have assigned 2021 first-round pick (32nd overall), defenseman Nolan Allan (Prince Albert Raiders) and 2021 second-round pick (62nd overall), forward Colton Dach (Kelowna Rockets) from their junior teams to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

The Rockford IceHogs are set to host the Texas Stars for a best-of-three first-round playoff series beginning on Wednesday, May 4 at BMO Harris Bank Center at 7 p.m. Game Two will take place on Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. If necessary, Game Three will be on Saturday, May 7 at 6 p.m. For more details on the IceHogs first-round series and ticket information visit IceHogs.com.

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RELEASE: Blackhawks Sign Sam Lafferty to Two-Year Extension

Forward's two-year contract runs through the 2023-24 season ($1,150,000 salary cap hit)

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The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Sam Lafferty on a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2023-24 season ($1,150,000 salary cap hit).

Lafferty was acquired by the Blackhawks from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Jan. 5 in exchange for Alex Nylander. The 27-year-old has a career-best eight assists, matched a career high with 13 points and has scored five goals in 55 games with Chicago and Pittsburgh this season. His five markers are one off his career high that he set in 50 games with Pittsburgh during the 2019-20 campaign. Since he made his team debut on Jan. 13 vs. MTL, Lafferty paces the club with 101 hits.

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RELEASE: Blackhawks Name Jeff Greenberg Associate General Manager

GM Kyle Davidson finalizes Hockey Operations executive leadership with hiring of second Associate GM

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications / Blackhawks.com

Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Kyle Davidson today announced Jeff Greenberg has been hired as Associate General Manager, overseeing the strategic systems and processes that will fuel the entire Hockey Operations group. The hiring completes the executive team within Hockey Operations, with Greenberg joining Davidson and fellow Associate General Manager Norm Maciver as the core brain trust that will continue to build out its senior leadership team this offseason.

"Our journey is just beginning as we build a next-generation foundation for this team, and that starts with a focus on modernizing and improving the Hockey Operations infrastructure in our front office," said Blackhawks General Manager Kyle Davidson. "We will only get back to being best-in-class on the ice if we are working with best-in-class information and ideas behind the scenes. Together, this executive leadership team is looking forward to developing great talent throughout all levels of our organization and adding the tools we need across scouting, analytics, player development, coaching and more to return to competitive hockey."

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RELEASE: Blackhawks Assign Regula to Rockford

Defenseman has 25 points (4G, 21A) in 40 games with IceHogs this season

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications / Blackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks today announced that they have re-assigned defenseman Alec Regula to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

Regula scored his first career NHL goal with the Blackhawks on April 18 against Calgary. He has 25 points (4G, 21A) in 40 games with Rockford during the 2021-22 campaign, sharing fifth in assists and sixth in points among AHL rookie blueliners.

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RELEASE: Blackhawks Agree to Terms with Ethan Del Mastro

Defenseman inks three-year entry-level contract through 2024-25 season ($878,333.33 salary cap hit)

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications / Blackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Ethan Del Mastro on a three-year entry-level contract that runs through the 2024-25 season ($878,333.33 salary cap hit).

The 6-foot-4, 209-pound Del Mastro registered career highs in goals (7), assists (41) and points (48) in 68 regular-season games this year as captain of the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League, pacing club blueliners in assists and points. The Steelheads face off against the Barrie Colts in the first round of the 2022 OHL Playoffs this evening.

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RELEASE: Reichel Re-Assigned to Rockford

Forward notched first career NHL point with assist Saturday in Nashville

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications / Blackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks today announced that they have re-assigned forward Lukas Reichel to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

Reichel notched his first career NHL point with an assist in Saturday's game against the Nashville Predators. He has 49 points (21G, 28A) in 49 contests with the IceHogs this season.

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RELEASE: Blackhawks Introduce New Season Ticket Membership Program

With expansion to all multi-game ticket products, Membership brings additional value and better benefits to more fans than ever before

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications / Blackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks today announced the launch of the team's season ticket membership program, a new way to experience Blackhawks hockey that improves the overall value of purchasing multi-game plans and provides this community of fans with better benefits.
 
Based on direct feedback from fans, the program's benefits have been thoughtfully curated to provide access to elevated experiences and offerings, greater flexibility, exclusive gifts and more savings. Additionally, the new membership program brings these benefits to more fans than ever before through an expanded set of multi-game ticket offerings, marking the first time that significant benefits will be extended to those who hold partial season tickets.

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