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The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Erik Gustafsson on a one-year contract that runs through the 2017-18 season. Gustafsson, 25, registered a team-high 25 assists and led club blueliners with 30 points in 68 games with the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs during the 2016-17 regular season. He…

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The Chicago Blackhawks today acquired defenseman Connor Murphy and forward Laurent Dauphin from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson. “Niklas’ contributions to the three Stanley Cup championship teams are well known but his dependability as a teammate, selfless attitude and the way he represented the Chicago Blackhawks on and off the ice…

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The Chicago Blackhawks today acquired forward Brandon Saad, goaltender Anton Forsberg and a fifth-round draft pick in 2018 from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forwards Artemi Panarin, Tyler Motte and Chicago’s sixth round (170th overall) draft pick in 2017. Saad returns to the Blackhawks where he was a two-time Stanley Cup winner with…

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The National Hockey League announced the order of selection for the 2017 NHL Draft presented by adidas at United Center in Chicago. The first round will take place on Friday, June 23 (7 p.m., ET/6 p.m., CT, NBCSN, Sportsnet, TVAS) and the subsequent rounds (2 through 7) on Saturday, June 24 (10 a.m., ET/9 a.m., CT,…

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The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have hired Ulf Samuelsson and Don Granato as assistant coaches. Samuelsson and Granato will join returning assistant coach Kevin Dineen, goaltending coach Jimmy Waite and video coach Matt Meacham on head coach Joel Quenneville’s staff. “The addition of Ulf and Don bolsters an already veteran coaching staff,” said…

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The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have hired Sheldon Brookbank as an assistant coach with the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs. Brookbank will join Derek King on Jeremy Colliton’s staff in Rockford. Brookbank, a Stanley Cup Champion with the Blackhawks in 2013, appeared in 74 games across two seasons (2012-2014) with Chicago, notching eight…

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