November 6, 2018 | 9:05am ET
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BLACKHAWKS FIRE COACH QUENNEVILLE

 
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Joel Quenneville

 

The Chicago Blackhawks have fired head coach Joel Quenneville and assistant coaches Kevin Dineen and Ulf Samuelsson, the team announced early Tuesday.

Quenneville, 60, has been replaced by Jeremy Colliton, who becomes the 38th head coach in franchise history. Barry Smith joins the staff as an assistant coach.

Quenneville was in his 11th season with the Blackhawks after being named the 37th Head Coach in franchise history on Oct. 16, 2008. He coached the team to Stanley Cup championships in 2010, 2013 and 2015.

In Quenneville’s 797 regular-season games behind the Blackhawks bench, the team has compiled a record of 452-249-93.

Colliton, 33, coached the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs last season, posting a 40-28-8 record and guiding the team to the third-round of the playoffs. This season, he posted an 8-3-1 record and has the team sitting first in their division.

Prior to joining the IceHogs, Colliton coached Mora IK of the Sweden Hockey League for parts of four seasons.

He played in 57 NHL regular-season games with the New York Islanders, registering three goals and three assists.