The Chicago Blackhawks are no strangers to outdoor games, and this upcoming season they'll be playing in the biggest one of all: the Winter Classic.
After dealing with injuries and a concussion throughout the early stages of his professional career, Ben Smith finally got the chance to show what he can bring to the table throughout the duration
PHILADELPHIA – The Blackhawks took care of two of their restricted free agents, signing forward Ben Smith and backup goaltender Antti Raanta to two-year deals on Friday.
Bill Peters had some good seasons as coach of the Rockford IceHogs, who he guided to two Calder Cup postseason appearances. Now, Peters gets his first NHL head coaching opportunity.
Ben Smith and Antti Raanta each had his “breakout” moments this season.