NHL Hockey - Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago is the largest city in Illinois and the Midwest. It is considered to be on of the top 10 financial cities in the world. In 1885 the first steel frame high rise was constructed in Chicago ushering in the era of the skyscraper and today Chicago?s skyline continues to be one of the tallest and densest. Chicago?s theatre community brought the improvisation movement to life with Second City and Improv comedy troupes leading the pack. In addition to the vibrant theatre district visitors flock to the Magnificent Mile and State Street for shopping Navy Pier the Shedd Aquarium and of course Harpo Studios where Oprah Winfrey tapes her show.
Founded in 1926 the Chicago Blackhawks are one of the NHL?s Original Six teams. The team got its name from their original owner Frederic McLaughlin. McLaughlin was a commander of the 86th Infantry Division during WW1 called Blackhawk Division after Chief Black Hawk a prominent figure in the history of Illinois. Many people assume the team was named for the chief but really they were named for the military division that took their name from the chief. The Hawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010 their first win since 1961. Notable Blackhawks include Bobby Hull Stan Mikita Chris Chelios and Marion Hossa.
|Year Entered NHL ||1926 |
|Stadium Name ||United Center |
|Stadium Address ||1901 W. Madison Street Chicago IL 60612 |
|Capacity ||23 500 |
|Majority Team Owner ||Rocky Wirtz |
|Official Blackhawks Website ||http://blackhawks.nhl.com |
|City Population ||2 800 000 |