The 2014 Blackhawks Convention is always a chance for the players, coaches and alumni to interact and share a weekend with their fans. But captain Jonathan Toews took that interaction to a new level during the opening ceremonies when he invited all fans in attendance to join him in a "selfie." The captain took the photo on stage, and it was later posted on @NHLBlackhawks.
|(L-R): John Hayden, Tyler Motte and Anthony Louis will take part in the U.S. Junior Team Evaluation Camp (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean).|
Three Blackhawks prospects will be among 42 players joining the 2014 U.S. Junior Team Evaluation Camp this summer, auditioning for roster spots on the country's World Junior Championship Team. 2013 draft picks Anthony Louis, Tyler Motte and John Hayden will compete with the United States' best under-20 players for the right to compete at the IIHF's annual event, which will take place in Toronto and Montreal this December.
Scotty and Stan Bowman share a father-son skate at the Montreal Forum, during Scotty's head coaching tenure with the Montreal Canadiens in the mid-1970s.
|Kris Versteeg has been curating the warmup music during the playoffs (Photo by Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images).|
If you think that the United Center's musical selection during the players' pregame warmup has taken on a little different flavor lately, your ears are not deceiving you. Throughout the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the music that plays when the Blackhawks and their opponent take the ice has been selected by honorary DJ Kris Versteeg, pulled from his personal playlist.
The Blackhawks Blog caught up with "DJ Steeger" at practice to discuss how he chooses the best pump-up tunes, his teammates' reaction and more.
It's gold again for Canada. The Canadian squad won its second straight gold medal in Olympic men's hockey, defeating Sweden, 3-0, on Sunday in Sochi, Russia. In total, six Blackhawks will return to the NHL with medals: Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith and Patrick Sharp with gold, and Marcus Kruger, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Johnny Oduya with silver. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
On Friday, Patrick Sharp celebrated his 32nd birthday in style as he tallied a hat trick against the Colorado Avalanche during the Blackhawks' 7-2 win. Sharp became the only Blackhawk to ever record a hat trick on his birthday, and the first since Pavol Demitra in 2002.
On Monday, the Chicago Bears retired No. 89 in honor of legendary tight end and coach Mike Ditka. The Blackhawks congratulate Coach Ditka and his family on this great career achievement! "Da Coach" dropped by the United Center on April 18, 2009, before the Blackhawks took on the Calgary Flames in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.
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Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya brought the Stanley Cup home to Sweden for his day with hockey's ultimate prize.
The Blackhawks are Stanley Cup champions for the second time in four seasons, and now will grace the cover of Sports Illustrated for the third time in 2013.
The regional cover, out this week, features Dave Bolland's title-winning goal from the closing minute of the decisive Game 6. The Blackhawks made two covers previously this season: during their 24-game unbeaten streak to begin the year, and during the Western Conference Final against Los Angeles.