Blackhawks: Ten most successful coaches in franchise history

By Jimmy Lynch
Joel Quenneville, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Joel Quenneville, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Joel Quenneville, Chicago Blackhawks
Joel Quenneville, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Blackhawks have had several successful coaches throughout their long and historic history.

Today I want to highlight the ten most successful coaches throughout the entire history of the original six franchise. While the Chicago Blackhawks have only won six Stanley Cups, many coaches have had success in the windy city.

Over the course of the Blackhawks’ 95 seasons in the NHL, the team has been in the playoffs 63 times, have won 2812 NHL games, and have won six championships. Throughout the course of the team’s 95 seasons, the team has had 38 different coaches behind the bench.

It is hard to imagine that the first name on this list would be the current coach, but let’s jump in with the ten most successful coaches in Blackhawks’s history:

10. Jeremy Colliton

Blackhawks coach from 2019 – present day

Jeremy Colliton is on the list. Colliton ranks 11th in all-time wins for the Blackhawks, and the amazing thing is he has done that in three shortened seasons. Colliton is yet to coach a full season behind the bench with this team as his first year began in November after the firing of Joel Quenneville. He then had a year cut short due to the pandemic and another season that was shortened due to the pandemic.

This will be his first full 82 game season, and while he might not be the coach that gets this team to a Stanley Cup, he does have a decent resume to put him on this list. Colliton has a pretty good win points percentage ranking him tenth all time, and he has done all of this with not the best Blackhawks team in history.

It will be interesting to see whether or not Colliton will be able to rise up on this list over the course of the next few seasons or if he will get beat out by the next coach of the team.