61 Days Until The Blackhawks Season Opener

By Keith Schultz

Jun 1, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of a Chicago Blackhawks statue outside before game seven of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 24, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; View of the NHL logo at Dodger Stadium. Preparations are in place on the day before the Stadium Series hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

We had so much fun doing our Countdown to Faceoff series last season that we decided to do it again.  In case you’re new to the series, we’ll do a roster preview as we count down the days until the Chicago Blackhawks  October 9th season opener against the Dallas Stars.

Slowly but surely we are getting closer to opening night, and today we are at the 61 day mark with only 2 days left of days in our countdown without a jersey number being worn in Blackhawks history.  Today we look at games coached in Blackhawks history.

  1. Billy Reay-1,012
  2. Joel Quenneville-454
  3. Bill Pulford-426
  4. Randy Pilous-387
  5. Mike Keenan-320
  6. Paul Thompson-272
  7. Brian Sutter-246
  8. Craig Hartsburg-246
  9. Darryl Sutter-216
  10. Orval Tessier-213
  11. Johnny Gottselig-187

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It’s amazing that Quenneville has already climbed to the #2 spot in Blackhawks history in most coaching statistics! Is there any name on this list that surprises you?

Be on the lookout for our Countdown to Faceoff series as we continue to work our way to the season opener on October 9th. We’re 63 days from the season opener.  Is it October yet???

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