BREAKING: Blackhawks, Colliton Agree to Extension through 2022-2023
It was reported by the Chicago Blackhawks Communications Team this morning that the team has reached an agreement with Head Coach Jeremy Colliton on a two-year contract extension. The extension keeps Colliton on the Blackhawks bench until the conclusion of the 2022-2023 season.
OFFICIAL: We’re excited to announce a two-year contract extension for Head Coach Jeremy Colliton.
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) January 12, 2021
Colliton will be beginning his third season as Chicago’s head coach tomorrow night when the Hawks take on the defending Stanley Cup Champion, Tampa Bay Lightning. Colliton, was named the immediate successor to former long-time tenured, and 3x Stanley Cup champion coach, Joel Quenneville on November, 6, 2018. President of Hockey Operations and GM, Stan Bowman had this to say about Colliton, “Jeremy has shown an innate ability to develop young talent throughout his two seasons as head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks. This, coupled with his vast knowledge of the game, exceptional communication skills and determination to win, makes us extremely confident Jeremy has what it takes to lead our team back to an elite level as we continue to build a roster that can compete year in and year out.”
Colliton holds a 62-58 record (.453 win%), with 17 Overtime Losses, and has yet to finish in the top 5 of Chicago’s own division in his two seasons (6th in ‘18-‘19, 7th in ‘19-2020). Colliton’s coaching resume also features a 4-5 record in 9 playoff games (All in NHL 2020 Bubble), with a series win over the Edmonton Oilers.