Chicago Blackhawks

Head Coach
Joel Quenneville
Notes: - Earned his first win as Blackhawks head coach on Oct. 19, 2008 in a 4-2 victory over Vancouver.

Coaching Career:
- Named the 37th head coach in Blackhawks history on Oct. 16, 2008
- Recorded a 464-294-125 career NHL regular-season coaching record (.592) in 881 games spanning parts of 11 seasons
- Registered a 42-45 mark in nine career postseason appearances, reaching at least the second round six times
- Served as the head coach of the St. Louis Blues from 1996 to 2004 and as the head coach of the Colorado Avalanche from 2005 to 2008
- Awarded the Jack Adams Trophy as the NHL’s top coach in 1999-2000, after guiding the Blues to the President’s Trophy with a career-best 51 wins and .689 winning percentage (51-19-12).
- Racked up a 307-191-95 record in eight seasons with the St. Louis Blues making him the winningest coach in team history
- Most recently served as the head coach of the Avalanche in 2007-08, notching a 44-31-7 record before leading the team to the Western Conference Semifinals
- Is one of three men in the history of the NHL to have played in and coached at least 800 games (Bob Pulford and Jacques Lemaire)
- Ranks fourth in Colorado/Quebec history with 131 wins (131-92-23) in three seasons behind its bench
- Notched at least 40 wins in eight of his nine full NHL seasons
- Served as the head coach of the North American All-Stars at the 2001 NHL All-Star Game
- Broke into coaching with the AHL’s Springfield Indians in 1993-94 before serving as an assistant coach with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche from 1994 to 1996.
- Helped Colorado capture the 1996 Stanley Cup as an assistant coach
- Originally joined the Blackhawks staff as a pro scout in September 2008

Playing Career:
- Appeared in 13 seasons as an NHL defenseman from 1979 to 1991 with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies, New Jersey Devils, Hartford Whalers and Washington Capitals, accumulating 54 goals, 136 assists, 190 points and 705 penalty minutes in 803 career games
- Notched NHL career highs with 10 goals, 24 assists and 34 points in 71 games with the Colorado Rockies in 1980-81.
- Selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs with their first choice, 21st overall, in the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft

Personal:
- Married to Elizabeth and has three children: Dylan, Lily and Anna



Goaltenders

38 Cristobal Huet G
hew-AY, KRIHS-toh-bahl
6'1'', 205 09/03/1975 ( 33 ), St-Martin-d'Hères, FRA 6th NHL / 1 CHI Season
Last Win: JAN 17, 2009 @ ST. LOUIS (2)
Last Shutout: JAN 6, 2009 @ PHOENIX (5)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent by the Blackhawks on July 1, 2008.
Notes: -Captured his second shutout of the season turning aside all 22 shots in a 6-0 victory over Phoenix on Jan. 6.
- Recorded his first shutout in a Blackhawks uniform stopping all 23 shots in a 2-0 victory over Ottawa on Dec. 10.
- Stopped a club season high 48 shots out of 51 in a 4-3 shootout victory over Columbus on Nov. 1.
- Notched his first victory in goal for the Blackhawks stopping 28 of 30 shots in a 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 19.
- Made his Blackhawks debut on Oct. 10 at the New York Rangers, posting 25 saves on 29 shots.

Last season:
- Split the regular-season with the Montreal Canadiens and Washington Capitals, registering a 32-14-6 record with a 2.32 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage in a career high 52 appearances
- Ranked sixth in the NHL with his .920 save percentage, 10th with his 2.32 goals-against average and shared 11th with his 32 win
- Posted four shutouts during the campaign, two with each squad
- Acquired by Washington from Montreal at the NHL Trade Deadline on Feb. 26 in exchange for a second round selection in the 2009 Entry Draft
- Appeared in 13 regular-season contests with the Capitals after the trade, racking up an 11-2 record with a 1.63 goals-against average and a .936 save percentage
- Posted wins in each of his last nine starts to finish the regular season
- Notched a 3-4 record with a 2.93 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage while logging every minute of action during the Capitals’ first round postseason series loss to the Philadelphia Flyers
- Faced over 30 shots in six of the seven tilts
- Accrued a 21-12-6 mark with a 2.56 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage in 39 regular-season appearances with Montreal
- Backstopped Montreal to a 5-1 win over Florida on Dec. 28, matching a season-high with 40 saves
- Tied a season-high with 40 saves on a season-most 44 shots in a 5-4 shootout loss against Nashville on Dec. 1 while with the Canadiens
- Appeared in a career-most 3,048:53 minutes during the regular season

GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
24
1391
12
9
-
3
2
55
2.37
599
0.916
Career
207
11569
95
70
11
16
19
467
2.42
5233
0.918


39 Nikolai Khabibulin G
khah-bee-BOO-lihn, NIH-koh-ligh
6'1'', 209 01/13/1973 ( 35 ), Sverdlovsk, RUS 13 NHL / 4 CHI Season
Last Win: JAN 31, 2009 @ SAN JOSE Last Shutout: OCT 22, 2008 vs EDMONTON (22)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent by the Blackhawks on Aug. 5, 2005.
Notes: - Recorded personal season high in saves with 39 stops in a shootout loss vs. Detroit on Oct. 25.
- Registered the first shutout of the Blackhawks season stopping 23 shots in a 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Oct. 22.
- Backstopped the Blackhawks to their first victory of the season on Oct. 15 against Phoenix, registering 29 saves, while posting one assist.
-Made his season debut on Oct. 11 against Washington, accruing 30 saves on 34 shots in a 4-2 loss.

Last Season:
- Registered his ninth career 20-win season after accruing a 23-20-6 record in 50 games with the Blackhawks
- Posted wins in four straight contests from Dec. 19 to 26
- Notched a season-high 39 saves on a season-high 42 shots on Nov.17 in a 5-2 victory over Detroit, the 600th contest of his career
- Led the club with two shutouts (Feb. 20 against Minnesota and March 19 against Washington), the 37th and 38th of his career
- Dished out a career-high two assists on Nov. 28 against Tampa Bay, matching a franchise record
- Notched a 6-1-2 record with a 2.38 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage in November
GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
26
1513
15
4
5
5
1
59
2.34
726
0.925
Career
662
37752
289
263
58
22
39
1683
2.67
16684
0.908