The Chicago Blackhawks are headed in a different direction as news broke this morning that the organization has fired Joel Quenneville.
The Chicago Blackhawks have relieved Joel Quenneville of his coaching duties and have named Jeremy Colliton the 38th head coach in franchise history.
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) November 6, 2018
Quenneville has spent the past 11 seasons with the Blackhawks, winning three Stanley Cups in the process.
The team missed the playoffs last season for the first time under his tenure with the organization. The year prior, the Hawks were swept by the Nashville Predators in the opening round.
Quenneville’s record was 452-249-96 as coach of Chicago. The Blackhawks are off to a 6-6-3 start this season.
Jeremy Colliton was named the new Head Coach for the franchise. He spent some time coaching in Sweden before joining the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League in 2017.