The Blackhawks are one of five teams that have “asked about” Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper, according to Sportsnet reporter Elliotte Friedman. The report was mentioned during Friedman’s “31 Thoughts” column that appeared online Thursday afternoon. According to Friedman’s report, the Blackhawks were one of five teams that inquired about Kuemper, along with the Flames, Hurricanes, Oilers and Sharks.
The early years of the Wolves saw several iconic players take the ice including Steve Maltais, who still holds essentially all franchise scoring records; goaltender Wendell Young, now the team’s general manager; defenseman Steve Konroyd, currently a local TV host for Chicago Blackhawks games; defenseman Bob Nardella, currently an assistant coach for the Wolves, and former Blackhawks legend Al Secord.
Nine different players got touches for the E-Hawks and five of them found the end zone. Cole Shirk handled the biggest chunk of the duties with 18 carries for 116 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Lane Auten, Grant Kibbie and Colby Weir added at least 50 yards apiece as all three found the end zone.
Panarin’s NHL arrival was similar to Kubalik’s, although Panarin was 23 years old when the Blackhawks signed him to a two-year contract worth $7 million ($3.5 million average annual value) on April 23, 2015. Halfway through Panarin’s second NHL season, Chicago signed him to a two-year, $12 million contract extension, although the Blackhawks didn’t pay a dime of that deal with Panarin being traded to Columbus in the summer of 2017.
"On behalf of the NHL and the Hockey Diversity Alliance, we vow and promise to stand up for injustice and fight for what is right," Dumba said before an Aug. 1 game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Edmonton Oilers. "I know firsthand as a minority playing the great game of hockey, the unexplainable challenges that come with it. "The Hockey Diversity Alliance and NHL want kids to feel safe, comfortable and free-minded every time they enter an arena.
The Blackhawks loaned two more forwards prospects to European teams in their home countries Saturday morning with Philipp Kurashev and Michal Teply. Kurashev will play for HC Lugano in Switzerland’s National League and Teply with BK Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic’s Czech Extraliga. Both leagues are the top division in their country.