On May 1, 1926, the NHL awarded an expansion franchise for Chicago to a syndicate headed by former football star Huntington Hardwick of Boston. At the same meeting, Hardwick arranged the purchase of the players of the Portland Rosebuds of the Western Hockey League for $100,000 from WHL President Frank Patrick in a deal brokered by Boston Bruins’ owner Charles ...
The 1938 Stanley Cup Finals was a best-of-five series between the Chicago Black Hawks and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Chicago won the series 3–1 to win their second Stanley Cup. Stanley Cup – 1934 The 1934 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Chicago Black Hawks and the Detroit Red Wings. It was the Red Wings’ first ...
The 1961 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks. Chicago was making its first appearance since 1944 in the Final, and Detroit, their first appearance since 1956. The Blackhawks would win the best-of-seven series four games to two to win their third Stanley Cup, they are first since 1938. However, this proved to ...
Also, prior to the 1986 – 1987 season, while going through the team’s records, someone discovered the team’s original NHL contract and found that the name “Blackhawks” was printed as a compound word as opposed to two separate words “Black Hawks” which was the way most sources had been printing it for 60 years and as the team had always ...
The 2010 Stanley Cup Final was the best-of-seven NHL championship series of the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs contested between the Western Conference champion Chicago Blackhawks and the Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia Flyers. It was Chicago’s eleventh appearance in the Final and their first since 1992, a loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was Philadelphia’s eighth appearance in the Final and ...
The 2013 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League (NHL) 2012–13 season, and the conclusion of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs. This was the 120th year of the Stanley Cup’s presentation. The Western Conference playoff champion Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Eastern Conference playoff champion Boston Bruins in six games to win their fifth Stanley Cup ...
The 2015 Stanley Cup Final, commonly known as the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals, was the championship series of the National Hockey League (NHL) 2014–15 season, and the culmination of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs. This was the 122nd year of the Stanley Cup’s presentation. The Western Conference champion Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning four games ...
History of the Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks (spelled Black Hawks until 1986, and known colloquially as the Hawks) are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). They have won six Stanley Cup championships since its founding in 1926. The Blackhawks are one of the “Original Six” NHL teams along with the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, and New York Rangers. Since 1994, the club’s home rink is the United Center. The club had previously played for 65 years at Chicago Stadium.
1926 – Present / National Hockey League
1926 – Present / Chicago Blackhawks
Blackhawks – World War I veteran and coffee tycoon Frederic McLaughlin was Chicago’s owner when it entered the NHL in 1926. McLaughlin named the team after the 86th Infantry Division in which he served. The “Black Hawk Division,” was named after Chief Black Hawk of the Sauk American Indian tribe, who fought the Illinois militia in 1832. The nickname was officially changed from Black Hawks to Blackhawks in 1986.
Stanley Cup 6
2015, 2013, 2010, 1961, 1938, 1934
1995 – Present / United Center
1926 – 1994 / Chicago Coliseum
2007 – Present / William R. “Rocky” Wirtz
1966 – 2007 / Bill Wirtz
1952 – 1966 / James D. Norris and Arthur Wirtz
1946 – 1952 / James E. Norris and Bill Tobin
1944 – 1946 / Estate of Frederic McLaughlin
1926 – 1944 / Frederic McLaughlin
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
1 / Glenn Hall
3 / Keith Magnuson
3 / Pierre Pilote
9 / Bobby Hull
18 / Denis Savard
21 / Stan Mikita
35 / Tony Esposito
99 / Wayne Gretzky
*Blue is this team’s history