Stan Bowman History as Chicago Blackhawks GM

Stan Bowman was named the named the ninth General Manager in Blackhawks history on July 14, 2009.

For a list of draft picks, check here. Note: Bowman has been responsible for drafts beginning in 2010.

Here is a comprehensive list of the moves Bowman has made since becoming GM.

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Trades

Oct. 7, 2009 – traded D Aaron Johnson to Calgary for F Kyle Greentree.

Feb. 10, 2010 – traded D Cam Barker to Minnesota for D Kim Johnsson and D Nick Leddy.

March 1, 2010 - traded G Joe Fallon to St. Louis for G Hannu Toivonen and D Danny Richmond.

March 2, 1010 – traded future considerations to Anaheim for D Nick Boynton.

June 20, 2010 – traded F Kris Versteeg and F Billy Sweatt to Toronto for F Viktor Stalberg, F Philippe Paradis and F Chris DiDomenico.

June 23, 2010 – traded F/D Dustin Byfuglien, F Ben Eager, D Brent Sopel and F Akim Aliu to Atlanta for F Marty Reasoner, F Joey Crabb, F Jeremy Morin and New Jersey’s 1st and 2nd round picks in 2010 (acq. by ATL in Ilya Kovalchuk trade) – #26 (F Kevin Hayes) and #54 (D Justin Holl)

June 24, 2010 – traded F Colin Fraser to Edmonton for a 6th round pick in 2010 (F Mirko Hofflin)

June 25, 2010 – traded the Blackhawks 1st round pick #30 (F Brock Nelson) to the New York Islanders for their 2nd round picks #35 (F Ludvig Rensfeldt) and #58 (G Kent Simpson).

June 25, 2010 – traded the Flames 2nd round pick #43 (acq. from CGY in Rene Bourque trade) to the Toronto Maple Leafs for F Jimmy Hayes.

June 25, 2010 – traded the Toronto Maple Leafs 2nd round selection in 2010 back to Toronto for the Calgary Flames 2nd round pick in 2011 #43 (Brandon Saad) and Toronto’s 3rd round pick in 2011 #70 (Michael Paliotta)

July 1, 2010 – traded F Andrew Ladd to Atlanta for D Ivan Vishnevskiy and a 2nd round pick in 2011 (#36 overall – D Adam Clendening)

July 22, 2010 – traded F Marty Reasoner to Florida for F Jeff Taffe.

February 9, 2011 – traded F Jack Skille, F Hugh Jessiman and F David Pacan to Florida for F Michael Frolik and G Alexander Salak.

February 28, 2011 – traded F Ryan Potulny and a conditional 2nd round pick to Ottawa (#48, subsequently traded to Detroit) for D Chris Campoli.

June 24, 2011 – traded F Troy Brouwer to Washington for a first round pick #26 (F Phillip Danault)

June 25, 2011 – traded D Brian Campbell to Florida for F Rostislav Olesz.

June 28, 2011 – traded the negotiating rights to F Tomas Kopecky to Florida for a conditional 7th round draft pick in 2012 or 2013. (Kopecky signed; pick is Chicago’s.)

June 29, 2011 – traded the conditional 7th round draft pick from Kopecky deal to Buffalo for negotiating rights to D Steve Montador.

January 27, 2012 – traded defenseman Brian Connelly to Calgary for center Brendan Morrison.

Febuary 27, 2012 – traded 2nd and 3rd round picks in the 2013 Draft to Winnipeg for defenseman Johnny Oduya.

February 27, 2012 – traded defenseman John Scott to the New York Rangers for a 5th round pick in the 2012 Draft.

June 23, 2012 – traded a 4th round pick in the 2012 Draft (#109 – Christophe Lalancette) to the San Jose Sharks for a 7th round pick in the 2012 Draft (#191-Brandon Whitney) and a 4th round pick in the 2013 Draft.

January 21, 2013 – traded a 7th round pick in the 2013 draft to Calgary for G Henrik Karlsson.

April 1, 2013 – traded a 4th round pick (acquired June 23, 2012 from San Jose) to San Jose for center Michal Handzus.

June 30, 2013 – traded forward Dave Bolland to Toronto for 2nd (#51 - Carl Dahlström) and 4th (#117 – traded to San Jose for #111 – Robin Norell) round picks in the 2013 Draft and a 4th round pick in the 2014 Draft.

June 30, 2013 – traded forward Michael Frolik to Winnipeg for a 3rd (#74 – John Hayden) and 5th (#134 – Luke Johnson) round picks in the 2013 Draft.

July 16, 2013 – traded forward Daniel Carcillo to Los Angeles for a conditional pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

November 14, 2013 – traded forward Jimmy Hayes and defenseman Dylan Olsen to Florida for forwards Kris Versteeg and Phillippe Lefebrve. (Florida reportedly retains half of Versteeg’s remaining salary)

December 14, 2013 – traded future considerations to Edmonton for G Jason LaBarbera, who was assigned to Rockford.

February 6, 2014 – traded a 4th round pick in the 2014 Draft to the New York Islanders for center Peter Regin and forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard. (NYI retain half of the salaries of both Regin and Bouchard)

February 26, 2014 – traded F Brad Winchester to Minnesota for D Brian Connelly, who was assigned to Rockford.

March 2, 2014 – traded F Brandon Pirri to Florida for the Panther’s third round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft and their fifth round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

March 4, 2014 – traded a second round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft to Phoenix for defensemen David Rundblad and Mathieu Brisbois.

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Waiver Moves

September 25, 2009 – claimed F Radek Smolenak (lost Oct. 9 via waivers – TB)

October 17, 2009 – claimed F Andrew Ebbett (lost Nov. 21 via waivers – MIN)

August 2, 2010 – declined arbitration decision with G Antti Niemi.

September 25, 2010 – waived G Cristobal Huet; assigned to minors (loaned to Europe).

July 20, 2011 – declined arbitration decision with D Chris Campoli

June 15, 2012 – waived G Alexander Salak (released June 18)

September 23, 2013 – placed F Kyle Beach on waivers (loaned to Europe).

February 22, 2014 – placed D Mike Kostka on waivers (claimed by TB Feb. 23)

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Free Agents Signed

July 20, 2009 – signed F Danny Bois.

December 3, 2009 – signed F Patrick Kane to a five-year, $31.5M extension

December 3, 2009 – signed F Jonathan Toews to a five-year, $31.5M extension

December 3, 2009 – signed D Duncan Keith to a 13-year, $72M extension

February 17, 2010 – signed D Jassen Cullimore.

April 3, 2010 – signed F Brandon Bollig to a two-year, entry-level contract.

July 2, 2010 – signed F/D John Scott to a two-year, $1.25M deal.

July 17, 2010 - matched San Jose offer sheet with D Niklas Hjalmarsson, four-years, $14M deal.

July 28, 2010 – re-signed F Bryan Bickell to a three-year, $1.625M deal.

July 31, 2010 – signed D Nick Leddy to a three-year, entry-level deal.

August 2, 2010 – signed G Marty Turco to a one-year, $1.3M deal.

August 3, 2010 – signed F Igor Makarov to a two-year deal.

August 4, 2010 – signed F Hugh Jessiman.

August 4, 2010 – re-signed F Evan Brophey.

August 4, 2010 – re-signed G Hannu Toivonen.

August 4, 2010 – re-signed F Nathan Davis.

August 4, 2010 – re-signed D Jassen Cullimore.

August 11, 2010 – re-signed D Jordan Hendry to a one-year, $600k deal.

August 16, 2010 – re-signed D Nick Boynton to a one-year, $500k deal.

August 24, 2010 – signed F Fernando Pisani to a one-year, $500k deal.

August 31, 2010 – signed F Brandon Pirri to a three-year, entry-level deal.

September 9, 2010 – signed F Ryan Potulny to a one-year, $500k deal.

November 26, 2010 – signed D Garnet Exelby.

December 17, 2010 – signed F Ryan Johnson to a one-year, $500k deal.

January 1, 2011 – signed D Dylan Olsen to a three-year, entry-level deal.

February 27, 2011 – signed D Brent Seabrook to a five-year, $29M extension.

March 31, 2011 – signed F Jimmy Hayes to a three-year, entry-level deal.

April 12, 2011 – signed D Joe Lavin to a two-year, entry-level deal.

May 20, 2011 – signed G Corey Crawford to a three-year, $8M deal.

May 31, 2011 – signed Fs Byron Froese and David Gilbert to three-year, entry-level deals.

May 31, 2011 – signed G Alexander Salak to a two-year, $1.225M contract.

June 30, 2011 – signed D Steve Montador to a four-year, $11M contract.

July 1, 2011 - signed F Jamal Mayers to a one-year, $550k contract.

July 1, 2011 – signed D Sean O’Donnell to a one-year, $850k contract.

July 1, 2011 – signed F Andrew Brunette to a one-year, $2M contract.

July 1, 2011 – signed F Dan Carcillo to a one-year, $775k contract.

July 10, 2011 – re-signed F Viktor Stalberg to a two-year, $1.75M contract.

July 13, 2011 – re-signed minor-league D Brian Connelly to a one-year contract.

July 15, 2011 – signed D Sami Lepisto to a one-year, $750k contract.

July 15, 2011 – re-signed F Michael Frolik to a three-year, $7M contract.

August 3, 2011 – signed F Patrick Sharp to a five-year, $29.5M extension.

October 2, 2011 – signed G Ray Emery to a one-year, $600k deal.

January 2, 2012 – signed F Mark McNeill to a three-year, entry-level contract.

January 2, 2012 - signed F Phillip Danault to a three-year, entry-level contract.

January 3, 2012 – signed F Andrew Shaw to a three-year, entry-level contract.

March 12, 2012 – signed F Daniel Carcillo to a two-year, $1.65M contract.

March 19, 2012 – signed F Terry Broadhurst to a two-year, entry-level contract.

April 7, 2012 – signed G Ray Emery to a one-year, $1.15M contract.

May 15, 2012 – signed F Rob Flick to a three-year, entry-level contract.

May 29, 2012 – signed G Mac Carruth to a three-year, entry-level contract.

May 29, 2012 – signed G Kent Simpson to a three-year, entry-level contract.

May 29, 2012 – signed F Joakim Nordstrom to a three-year, entry-level contract.

May 29, 2012 – signed D Klas Dahlbeck to a three-year, entry-level contract.

May 29, 2012 – signed F Jamal Mayers to a one-year, $650k contract.

May 29, 2012 – signed D Johnny Oduya to a three-year, $10.125M contract.

May 31, 2012 – signed D Adam Clendening to a three-year, entry-level contract.

June 18, 2012 – signed G Carter Hutton to a one-year, two-way contract.

June 18, 2012 - signed F Ben Smith to a two-year extension.

June 18, 2012 – signed F Brandon Bollig to a two-year extension.

July 1, 2012 – signed D Sheldon Brookbank to a two-year, $2.5M contract.

July 2, 2012 – signed F Martin St. Pierre to a one-year, two-way contract.

September 11, 2012 – signed D Michal Rozsival to a one-year, $2.0M contract.

April 9, 2013 – signed F Garret Ross to a three-year, entry-level contract.

April 12, 2013 – signed F Drew LeBlanc to a one-year contract.

May 31, 2013 – signed F Alex Broadhurst to a three-year, entry-level contract.

June 3, 2013 – signed G Antti Raanta to a one-year contract.

June 30, 2013 – signed F Bryan Bickell to a four-year, $16M contract.

July 3, 2013 – signed D Nick Leddy to a two-year, $5.4M contract.

July 12, 2013 – signed F Marcus Kruger to a two-year contract.

July 15, 2013 – signed D Ryan Stanton to a one-year contract.

July 17, 2013 – signed F Kyle Beach to a one-year contract.

July 19, 2013 – signed F Drew LeBlanc to a two-year contract.

July 19, 2013 – signed D Theo Peckham to a one-year contract.

July 19, 2013 – signed D Michael Kostka to a one-year contract.

July 24, 2013 – signed F Brad Winchester to a one-year contract.

August 22, 2013 – signed F Teuvo Teravainen to a three-year, entry-level contract.

October 19, 2013 – signed D Viktor Svedberg to a two-year contract.

October 25, 2013 – signed F Brad Mills to a one-year contract.

November 12, 2013 – signed F Andrew Shaw to a two-year, $4M extension.

November 18, 2013 – signed F Ryan Hartman to a three-year, entry-level contract.

March 3, 2014 – signed F Brandon Bollig to a three-year, $3.75M extension.

March 10, 2014 – signed D Dillon Fournier to a three-year, entry-level contract.

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14 Responses to Stan Bowman History as Chicago Blackhawks GM

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  2. Ronald Witt says:

    Ronald Witt says probably the best GM Illinois has ever seen.

  3. RPR says:

    I don’t think so. Let Niemmi go by refusing to pay him more than $2 M/yr in order to keep Hjalmersson (a soft defensemen) @ $3.5 M/yr. Then 10 months later signs Crawford for $2.7 M/yr. Arguably could have kept Niemmi, left Hjalmer go and have $4M/yr to spend on a replacement D-man.
    The recent 9 game losing streak would not have occurred if they had retained Niemmi. Cup winning goalies are worth keeping.
    Stan is still learning on the job I’m afraid…

  4. Trueblue1225 says:

    Stan Bowman seems a lot better at finding good prospects than making trades. Bowman needed to try to get a goalie, a center and and a good d-man. He missed some opportunities like Antoine Vermette, a high energy center.

    Emery is OK as backup but Crawford is too big of question as a starter. I thought Emery actually kept the Blackhawks in against the Ducks, but a lack of offense kept the puck in the Blackhawks end the last 45 minutes of the game.

    With young players like Michael Frolick,Marcus Kruger, Ben Smith, Adam Shaw, Rostislav Olesz and draft picks that could be moved, it is inexcusable not to do anything. Please no more old has been like Morrison, Burnette or O’Donnel.

    Something needs to light a fire under the players. Perhaps it is time to change the head coach too! Our special teams power play, penalty kill are an embarrassment. Worse yet it the lack of defense and checking and hitting, lack of an offensive attack and thus lack of shots on goals. I rather see Icehogs play like Andrew Shaw at center than Morrison.

    The Blackhawk team that was on the ice the last 2 games against the Kings and Ducks, would be lucky just to creep into the playoffs.

    Please Stan – grow some balls, make some trades. How about a goalie from Minnesota or Boston? A good solid shutdown d-man? Or a gritty center?

  5. paledevil says:

    Nice format makes things clear. What strikes me is most of his moves have been subtraction even be it for cap or profitability issues.
    I like to look at the interaction between other Gms. Barker /Leddy in hindsight it has been his best move only because Barker has not played. At the time it was a dump! Leddy will be lucky(and a solid d man) if he gets to Barkers 2008 2009 numbers. Of course Barker most likely will never get there again either..
    Versteeg/Stalberg.. While Stalberg continues to improve and has a legitimate skill set, Versteeg is and always has been the better player…
    Now the crippler Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager, Brent Sopel for Morin and Hayes.
    By undervaluing the importance of the two biggest physical presences on the team it effectively broke the back of the teams chemistry..
    Colin played hard had GWGS although minor his loss was felt we still talk centers.
    July 1, 2010 – traded F Andrew Ladd to Atlanta for D Ivan Vishnevskiy and a 2011 second-round pick (#36 overall – D Adam Clendening) what can be said except completely LOSS..

    Lastly Morrison for the best prospect on the AHL team….. I Would submit a dismantling and rebuild has been in the works since the title. The principal thought being the Media attention /marketability of superstar players would trump any underachievement due to lost players.
    Until names like Saad, Hayes,Bolig Leddy,Shaw, Olsen, Pierri are able to sustain immediate impacts these decisions will continue to haunt…
    A good GM manipulates the cap, asks for favors from players to keep teams together does whatever it takes. The history looks like a perfect storm of miscues errors and give away’s. Can this all be blamed on cap issues or Was it something about candy and a baby???

  6. Tim says:

    I look at Stand Bowman and I constantly see that ” Dear in the headlights ” look. As mentioned before he needs to grow a pair,quick! However, I don’t lay the blame totally at his feet. I strongly believe it’s time for Q to go. I guess I would pray to the hockey Gods that Q goes, and is replaced by Scotty Bowman! Could it happen or am I dreaming of an impossibility?? Just a thought.

  7. Tim says:

    ” Stand still Bowman ” that is. Paledevil, sadly you are absolutely correct in your summation of Stand’s disastrous dealings.

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  10. burbank152 says:

    Some people obviously don’t have a clue. While Bowman hasn’t done A+ work he is far from F. I would rate him at a A-/B+ right now. And yes I looked at each trade he made, signing, and non-signing. He’s had some brilliant trades like Barker for Leddy, Campbell for Olesz (it’s the contract that was important), 2nd and 3rd for Oduya, and Kopecky for Montador.

    His drafts have been stellar.

    His signings are a mixed. He did resign our core which is HUGE. The only issue is the Hammer and Niemi deals. At the time we were working with a crappy salary cap situation because of bonuses that caused us to lose valuable cap space. So at the time Hammer was kept and in actuality Niemi was given a solid offer even with Hammer’s contract. Niemi decided he wanted greener pastures. Instead signed a one year deal for 2 mil. He knew we were strapped and all he had to do was take a small paycut for 1 year, that’s right 1 year and if he played well he would have gotten the same money that Crawford got instead, maybe more. But the difference is we would have had the cap space to give it to him. But no, Niemi got greedy and walked away.

    Those of you who are throwing Buff, Ladd, Verstegg around as examples of bad trades have forgotten the mess we were in, the other teams knew it, and we no choice but to get raped in some instances. This is not Bowman’s fault but Tallon’s. He screwed up the qualifying offers and we ended up with nasty contracts that we had to honor. That resulted in the salary cap crisis after the Cup. Also Campbell’s contract was a complete disaster as well. Campbell is a great player, but he was overpaid or in other words his cap hit was too high. He could have still gotten paid that amount had Tallon had the forethought to sign him to a deal like Hossa. More money upfront, longer term deal, lower cap hit. It’s also the NHL’s fault for not allowing re-negotiation of contracts and heavy handed salary caps. There should be some wiggle room when it comes to a cap.

  11. zak knaup says:

    Hes doing a good job,espicially in a salary cap world,good drafting n building for the future,What ididnt like is not signing Niemi,a rookie with not even 82 games played wins a cup,you sign him,hes human and he will make mistakes now he s got to fixem!!!

  12. ScottyE says:

    Looking at this year’s SCF cast of characters, it’s almost hard to believe anyone had any questions about Crawford or Emery. Boy, Bowman really did a solid job all things considered. I believe, I believe, I believe.

  13. PaulieT says:

    Does the LeBlanc kid (Hobey Baker winner) count as a FA signing? I’m hoping he sticks around. Stan has actually done a very good job, IMO.

  14. Dave says:

    And know what, ScottyE? We haven ‘t heard a peep out of those detractors since! And people need to know the history of the Hjalmarsson and Niemi decisions!

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