Blackhawks Announce Prospect Camp Roster

On Thursday afternoon, the Blackhawks announced the players who will attend their annual Prospect Camp.

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The Significance of 19 & 88

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When the Blackhawks announced on Wednesday that the franchise had locked up Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane for eight more seasons, it signified a commitment to the heart of the team for the next decade (at least).

But it will also afford the Hawks’ two young superstars the opportunity to re-write the record books of the Original Six franchise, putting their two names among the all-time elite to wear the Indian head.

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Toews, Kane, Blackhawks Agree To Extensions

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On Wednesday the Blackhawks announced eight-year contracts with forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The deals will carry matching $10.5M cap hits.

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Report: Jamie Kompon Leaving Blackhawks

According to a report, Blackhawks assistant coach Jamie Kompon will leave the organization to take over as the Head Coach and General Manager of the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks.
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Report: No Prospect Camp For Kevin Hayes

According to ESPNChicago, forward Kevin Hayes will not attend the upcoming Blackhawks’ prospect camp. The Blackhawks have until August 15 to sign him or he becomes an unrestricted free agent; Chicago would receive draft pick compensation if (when) Hayes becomes a free agent.
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Agent: Blackhawks Still Negotiating With Toews, Kane

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Pat Brisson, the agent for both Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, told The Fourth Period on Tuesday that the Hawks are still negotiating with the two faces of the franchise.

Reports surfaced on Monday evening that there were deals in place with cap hits around $10.8M each for the two Conn Smythe winners.
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Blackhawks Hire Waite As Goaltending Coach

The Blackhawks have hired Jimmy Waite as their new goaltending coach. He’s a former Hawks goalie and the brother of Stephane Waite, who left the organization after the 2012-13 season.

Jimmy Waite, 45, was selected by the Blackhawks with the eighth overall pick in the 1987 Draft (seven spots in front of Joe Sakic), and bounced around the NHL with three stops in Chicago before playing in Europe from 2001-2010.

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NHL Central Division Additions

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Blackhawks, IceHogs Blue Lines Opening Options

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The competition for ice time as a defenseman at any level of the Chicago Blackhawks organization will be fierce when the 2014-15 season begins.

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Blackhawks Sign Kyle Cumiskey

On Wednesday, the Blackhawks agreed to a one-year deal with defenseman Kyle Cumiskey.
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