POSTED ON Sunday, 02.28.2016 / 2:24 PM CT
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog
"The MPH Line"—Pit Martin, Jim Pappin and Dennis Hull.

Through the years, the Blackhawks have had some great line combinations that have gotten some interesting nicknames, and this season's hottest NHL combination has certainly got to be Patrick Kane, Artemi Panarin and Artem Anisimov. Because of the Russian influence, it was rumored that it could be KGB, but I have some different thoughts, like "KAP" or "PAK"!

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POSTED ON Monday, 02.22.2016 / 3:48 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

On Mondays, the Blackhawks Blog 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 2015-16 season.

(Steve Musco for Yale Athletics)

1st Star: C John Hayden, Yale University (ECAC)
The Line: 2GP, 1G, 3A

After compiling a goal and three assists in two games for Yale last weekend, Hayden now has logged three consecutive multi-point outings; he has nine points (5G, 4A) over his last six tilts, helping the team achieve a seven-game win streak. Hayden opened the scoring for the Bulldogs and assisted on the game-winner in a 4-3 result over St. Lawrence on Friday, then picked up a pair of helpers the next night in a 3-1 win over Clarkson. The 2013 third-round pick continues to lead Yale with 15 goals and ranks third with 22 points this season.

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POSTED ON Monday, 02.15.2016 / 1:23 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

On Mondays, the Blackhawks Blog 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 2015-16 season.

(Photo courtesy Rockford IceHogs)

1st Star: RW Mark McNeill, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
The Line: 2GP, 2G, 1A

McNeill paced the IceHogs last week with two goals and an assist in two outings. The 2011 first-round pick tallied his 11th of the season in Friday’s 4-3 overtime loss in Milwaukee, then posted a goal and an assist in Sunday’s 4-2 victory over Grand rapids. McNeill now shares the team lead in goals (12) and shares second with 26 points in 36 games this season.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 02.10.2016 / 4:18 PM CT
By Leah Pascarella - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
For #WhatsYourGoal Wednesday, the Blackhawks notified three fans that their goals will be achieved. Check out Shaun, Erin and Shelby's original tweets and their excited reactions!


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POSTED ON Monday, 02.8.2016 / 3:40 PM CT
By Missy Wilson - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Let the Blackhawks help you spread the love this Valentine's Day with messages from your favorite players. Send your sweetheart an individual valentine, or download the full set (PDF) and print them at home to hand out to your favorite people.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 02.2.2016 / 9:51 AM CT
By Harvey Wittenberg - Web Contributor / The Blackhawks Blog

The Blackhawks are pacing ahead of the 2015 championship squad after 53 games despite battling in the NHL’s toughest division with 15 skaters in the lineup who didn’t finish last season with the team. Helped by a team-record 12 straight wins, the Blackhawks entered the All-Star break with 70 points compared to 68 points last year.

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POSTED ON Monday, 02.1.2016 / 1:48 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each Monday, the Blackhawks Blog 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 2015-16 season.

(Photo courtesy University of Michigan Athletics)

1st Star: C/RW Tyler Motte, University of Michigan (Big 10)
The Line: 2GP, 4G, 3A

Motte’s line at Michigan keeps producing goals, and the junior forward collected another seven points over the weekend. He shared the team lead with five points (2G, 3A) and paced the Wolverines with 12 shots on goal in a 7-4 win over Penn State on Thursday, then tallied twice more against the same team on Saturday in Madison Square Garden. The 2013 fourth-round pick now leads the nation with 22 goals in 23 games this season, while his 35 points rank third on Michigan, which continues to score at an NCAA-best clip of five goals per game.

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POSTED ON Monday, 01.25.2016 / 1:54 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each Monday, the Blackhawks Blog 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 2015-16 season.

(Photo courtesy Rockford IceHogs)

1st Star: G Michael Leighton, Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
The Line: 2-0-1, 44th career AHL shutout

Leighton appeared in all three games for the IceHogs this week, going 2-0-0-1 and totaling 76 saves on 79 shots for a .962 save percentage. The 34-year-old stopped all 28 shots he faced in a 1-0 win over Iowa on Saturday, marking his third shutout of the season and 44th of his career. Leighton is now one blank sheet away from matching the AHL’s all-time record, held by Johnny Bower. He has a 21-4-1-3 record this season, ranking second in the league in wins and third with a .930 SV%.

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POSTED ON Monday, 01.18.2016 / 1:35 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each Monday, the Blackhawks Blog 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 2015-16 season.

(Daryl Marshke/Michigan Photography)

1st Star: RW Tyler Motte, University of Michigan (BIG10)
The Line: 2GP, 4G, 3A

Motte and Michigan linemates Kyle Connor and J.T. Compher have lit up college hockey this season, helping the Wolverines become the top offensive team in the nation, and they continued their strong run over a weekend set against Ohio State. Motte netted a goal and an assist, then made his shootout attempt on Friday in an eventual 6-5 loss. Chicago’s 2013 fourth-round pick then exploded for five points—including his first collegiate hat trick—on Sunday in a wild 8-6 win, leading the team with eight shots on goal. With his four tallies last weekend, the junior now shares the NCAA lead with 18 goals in 21 games this season, while his 28 points rank third on the team and share 10th in college hockey.

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POSTED ON Monday, 01.11.2016 / 1:30 PM CT
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog

Each Monday, the Blackhawks Blog 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 2015-16 season.

(Daryl Marshke/Michigan Photography)

1st Star: C Tyler Motte, University of Michigan (BIG10)
The Line: 2GP, 2G, 2A

Motte helped the Wolverines complete an impressive sweep over in-state rival Michigan State last weekend, outscoring the Spartans 15-5 in two games. The 2013 fourth-round pick recorded a goal and two assists to go along with a team-high seven shots on goal in Friday’s 9-2 drubbing, then added his 14th goal of the season the next night in a 6-3 victory. Motte ranks third on the team with 21 points and paces the club with 71 SOG in 19 games this season.

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