The “Chicago Blackhawks” is a professional ice hockey team situated in Chicago, Illinois. The name Chicago Blackhawks was formerly spelled as Black Hawks. The team is part of the Central Division that plays in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Chicago Blackhawks has begun playing since the year 1926 and have won five Stanley Cup Championships. Along with other NHL teams, the Blackhawks are also part of the Original Six Franchise namely the Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers.
The team usually plays at the United Center since the year 1994, but prior to it, they used to play at the Chicago Stadium for a span of 65 years. The Chicago Blackhawks was founded under the ownership of Frederick McLaughlin, at the time of his ownership, McLaughlin was very hands-on and stern, in fact, he fired many coaches during his time of ownership and the team won two Stanley Cup titles before his death in1944.
The ownership of the franchise was moved to Norris Family, after the death of James E. Norris, the ownership was spread among its family members and James D. Norris became its official owner. At the time of Norris Jr. ownership, the team won one title in the Stanly Cup Championship in the year 1961. After James Norris died in 1966, Wirtz family took over the ownership.
At the time of a new franchise ownership under Wirtz Family, the team has been qualified for regular playoffs, however, the Chicago Blackhawks was considered as the league’s longest dearth in the championship since the beginning of their franchise until the year 2010.
In the year 2007, Rocky Wirtz took over with the ownership, who was responsible for the major turnarounds occurred in the organization. At the time, the team had lost fan’s attentions and interest, and the team suddenly became less-competitive compared to its previous performance in the league.