2016–17 Chicago Blackhawks season

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2016–17 Chicago Blackhawks
Central Division champions
Division 1st Central
Conference 1st Western
2016–17 record 50–23–9
Home record 26–10–5
Road record 24–13–4
Goals for 244
Goals against 213
Team information
General Manager Stan Bowman
Coach Joel Quenneville
Captain Jonathan Toews
Alternate captains Duncan Keith
Brent Seabrook
Arena United Center
Average attendance 21,751 (110.3%)
Total: 891,827
Minor league affiliate(s) Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Indy Fuel (ECHL)
Team leaders
Goals Patrick Kane (34)
Assists Patrick Kane (55)
Points Patrick Kane (89)
Penalties in minutes Ryan Hartman (70)
Plus/minus Duncan Keith (+22)
Wins Corey Crawford (32)
Goals against average Scott Darling (2.38)

The 2016–17 Chicago Blackhawks season was the 91st season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on September 25, 1926. The Blackhawks finished the season with 109 points to win the Central Division and the best record in the Western Conference. As a result, they received the No. 1 seed in the West of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but were swept in the first round by the eventual Stanley Cup runner-up Nashville Predators.

Following the playoff loss, general manage Stan Bowman stated that the playoff loss was unacceptable and vowed that changes would be made.[1]

Patrick Kane led the Blackhawks in scoring with 89 points and 34 goals. The Hawks had six players score 20 or more goals, Kane, Artemi Panarin (31), Marián Hossa (26), Artem Anisimov (22), Richard Panik (22), and Jonathan Toews (21). Goalie Corey Crawford led the Hawks with 32 wins.

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Central Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Chicago Blackhawks 82 50 23 9 46 244 213 +31 109
2 x – Minnesota Wild 82 49 25 8 46 266 208 +58 106
3 x – St. Louis Blues 82 46 29 7 44 235 218 +17 99
4 x – Nashville Predators 82 41 29 12 39 240 224 +16 94
5 Winnipeg Jets 82 40 35 7 37 249 256 −7 87
6 Dallas Stars 82 34 37 11 33 223 262 −39 79
7 Colorado Avalanche 82 22 56 4 21 166 278 −112 48
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Central Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Chicago Blackhawks 82 50 23 9 46 244 213 +31 109
2 x – Minnesota Wild 82 49 25 8 46 266 208 +58 106
3 x – St. Louis Blues 82 46 29 7 44 235 218 +17 99
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.
Top 3 (Pacific Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Anaheim Ducks 82 46 23 13 43 223 200 +23 105
2 x – Edmonton Oilers 82 47 26 9 43 247 212 +35 103
3 x – San Jose Sharks 82 46 29 7 44 221 201 +20 99
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Western Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 PA x – Calgary Flames 82 45 33 4 41 226 221 +5 94
2 CE x – Nashville Predators 82 41 29 12 39 240 224 +16 94
3 CE Winnipeg Jets 82 40 35 7 37 249 256 −7 87
4 PA Los Angeles Kings 82 39 35 8 37 201 205 −4 86
5 CE Dallas Stars 82 34 37 11 33 223 262 −39 79
6 PA Arizona Coyotes 82 30 42 10 24 197 260 −63 70
7 PA Vancouver Canucks 82 30 43 9 26 182 243 −61 69
8 CE Colorado Avalanche 82 22 56 4 21 166 278 −112 48
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2016–17 Game Log[2]

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Detailed records[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

2017 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Final stats

Skaters[edit]

Goaltenders[edit]

Regular Season[4]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Corey Crawford 55 55 3246:52 32 18 4 138 2.55 1691 .918 2 0 1 2
Scott Darling 32 27 1688:35 18 5 5 67 2.38 877 .924 2 0 0 0
Totals 82 4935:27 50 23 9 205 2.49 2568 .920 4 0 1 2
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Corey Crawford 4 4 253:47 0 4 12 2.83 123 .902 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Blackhawks. Stats reflect time with Blackhawks only.
Left team mid-season. Stats reflect time with Blackhawks only.

Roster[edit]

Awards and honours[edit]

Awards[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Blackhawks have been involved in the following transactions during the 2016–17 season.