This listing is for Chicago Blackhawks Face Off Official Program 1993 Magazine - Brent Sutter Cover.
Includes "The Forechecker" for the Blackhawks vs the Los Angeles Kings and Wayne Gretzky on January 10th, 1993.
The 1992–93 Chicago Blackhawks season was the 67th season of operation of the Chicago Blackhawks in the National Hockey League. After reaching the Stanley Cup Finals, the Blackhawks did not stand pat and again made several moves. The biggest move by Mike Keenan was to replace himself as Coach with his hand-picked successor, Darryl Sutter. The other big offseason move was a bad trade of future Hall of Fame goalie Dominik Hasek to the Buffalo Sabres for Stephane Beauregard (who never played for the Hawks) and a fourth-round 1993 draft choice (which actually turned out to be Eric Daze). Over the regular season, the Blackhawks led the league in most shutouts for (9), fewest goals against (230) and fewest even-strength goals against (139). They also had the most power-play opportunities (510). Goaltender Ed Belfour led all goaltenders in games (71), shutouts (7) and minutes played (4,106).
Game No R Date Score Opponent Record
45 L January 10, 1993 4–5 Los Angeles Kings (1992–93) 23–16–6
The Chicago Blackhawks (spelled Black Hawks until 1986, and known colloquially as the Hawks) are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). They have won six Stanley Cup championships since their founding in 1926. The Blackhawks are one of the "Original Six" NHL teams along with the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. Since 1994, the club's home rink is the United Center, which they share with the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls. The club had previously played for 65 years at Chicago Stadium.
The club's original owner was Frederic McLaughlin, who owned the club until his death in 1944. Under McLaughlin, a "hands-on" owner who fired many coaches during his ownership, the club won two Stanley Cup titles. The club was then owned by the Norris family, who as owners of the Chicago Stadium were the club's landlord, and owned stakes in several of the NHL teams. At first, the Norris ownership was as part of a syndicate fronted by long-time executive Bill Tobin, and the team languished in favor of the Norris-owned Detroit Red Wings. After the senior James E. Norris died in 1952, the Norris assets were spread among family members and James D. Norris became owner. Norris Jr. took an active interest in the team and under his ownership, the club won one Stanley Cup title in 1961.
After James D. Norris died in 1966, the Wirtz family became owners of the franchise. In 2007, the club came under the control of Rocky Wirtz, who is credited with turning around the organization, which had lost fan interest and competitiveness. Under Rocky Wirtz, the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup three times between 2010 and 2015.
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