Quenneville canned by Blackhawks, Colliton promoted
CHICAGO—JOEL Quenneville knew the deal. After three Stanley Cup titles and nine playoff appearances with the Chicago Blackhawks, the longtime coach figured this was a big season for him.
“I only think we’re in the winning business and we better win,” Quenneville said on the first day of training camp.
Two months later, it was over. The Blackhawks fired Quenneville on Tuesday, ending a wildly successful run that returned the franchise to the top of the NHL after years of heartache.
Assistants Kevin Dineen Joel Quenneville led the Chicago Blackhawks to three Stanley Cup victories.
and Ulf Samuelsson also were let go. Jeremy Colliton moves from Chicago’s American Hockey League affiliate in Rockford, Ill., and is now the NHL’S youngest head coach at 33.
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