Blackhawks fire 3-time Stanley Cup winning coach Quenneville

In a stunning move Blackhawks fire three-time Stanley Cup winner Joel Quenneville promote Jeremy Colliton

In a stunning move Blackhawks fire three-time Stanley Cup winner Joel Quenneville promote Jeremy Colliton

The team, however, missed the playoffs first time since Quenneville took over in 2008 last season and were swept by the Nashville Predators in the first round during the 2017 playoffs. Chicago made the playoffs in nine of the 10 full seasons that he was in charge.

- The Chicago Blackhawks fired coach Joel Quenneville on Tuesday, ending a wildly successful run that produced three Stanley Cup titles and returned the franchise to the top of the National Hockey League after years of heartache.

"It was similar to what we were asking him to do in Rockford: Take a young group, walk a fine line and get wins in Rockford, but most important make sure these guys are developing to move up to Chicago", Rockford general manager Mark Bernard said. He went beyond what anyone expected.

The Blackhawks hired Quenneville prior to the 2008 season and have had enormous success in his 10 years behind the bench. He will make his coaching debut when Chicago takes on the Hurricanes at home on Thursday. Of course, Joel's was hard, as it should have been. As hard as that decision in 2008 was, this one was tougher. The Blackhawks were eliminated in the first round in both 2016 and 2017 before completely missing the playoffs last season.

The Blackhawks also parted with assistant coaches Kevin Dineen and Ulf Samuelsson and named Barry Smith an assistant on Colliton's staff.

It's the end of an era in Chicago. "And for that, we will always be connected and always eternally grateful".

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"This is certainly a very hard decision", Bowman said in a statement. "We need to maximize each and every opportunity with our playoff goals in mind and create continued growth and development throughout our roster at the same time". ". Jeremy [has] had a lot of success for a guy who doesn't have a long number of years as a coach, not only last year with our Rockford team, but previous to that".

"I only think we're in the winning business and we better win", Quenneville said on the first day of training camp. He has been very impressive as a communicator, a leader, and coach. Their 6-6-3 record had them in sixth place in the Central Division heading into Tuesday night's action.

But since then, they've lost five in a row (0-4-1) and the same issues that were magnified last season are still there: the power play remains near the bottom of the league, they've given up the second-most high quality scoring chances at even strength and the depth scoring has been a non-factor.

On Tuesday, the failures caught up with Quenneville and ended his tenure.

"His leadership during three Stanley Cup championships speaks for itself and there is no way to adequately express what he has meant to this organization", Blackhawks president John McDonough said in a statement. "He will always be a significant member of the Blackhawks family". Along with our appreciation for everything Joel has accomplished for our franchise, we also thank Kevin and Ulf for their many contributions and wish them success in the future.

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