Chicago Blackhawks Odds

The Chicago Blackhawks, with a trio of Stanley Cup victories since the turn of the century, have a passionate and devoted following across the state. Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith continue to lead the way as the club looks to recapture some of the magic of its glory days.

Now that online sports betting is legal in Illinois, you can bet on every Blackhawks game plus dozens of team and player props. You can even bet live as any game plays out or make an NHL futures bet on the ‘Hawks to hoist the Stanley Cup again.

See below for the latest Chicago Blackhawks odds at Illinois online sportsbooks. Click on any of the odds (moneyline, puck line or totals) to go straight to the sportsbook, claim your bonus and start making your Blackhawks bets.

Today’s Blackhawks game odds

Blackhawks Stanley Cup, conference odds

Betting on NHL player props and futures in Illinois

For even more ways to bet on the Blackhawks this season, you can check out props and futures wagers. Props bets are available on each of the individual games, and you’ll even find some of the season-long variety.

For the games, many props will revolve around the performance of individual players, such as:

  • How many total points will Alex DeBrincat have — over/under 1.5?
  • Will Patrick Kane score a goal in the game — yes/no?
  • Who will have more total hits plus shots — Duncan Keith or Shea Theodore?

Many props will also revolve around game or team circumstances, for instance:

  • Will overtime be needed to decide the game — yes/no?
  • Which side will record more shots — Blackhawks or Red Wings?

As mentioned, you’ll also find some season-long props inside of the NHL futures market, for example:

  • League leaders — goals, points, wins, etc.
  • How many total goals for Kane this year — over/under 35.5?

The futures market doesn’t end there. There are lots of wagers you can place on events that won’t occur until the end of the season, including the:

  • Stanley Cup winner
  • Division and conference winners
  • Team to make or miss playoffs
  • Regular-season win and point totals
  • Individual player award trophies: Hart, Vezina, Calder, etc.

A number of the top attractions in the futures market stay active all year round. For example, odds for the winner of next year’s Stanley Cup will be released soon after the current edition is in the books.

You can place bets right away, and also stay engaged all year to scout for further opportunities. Futures are a great way to stay engaged with the NHL throughout the season, and a handy research tool as you project out the coming year.

NHL online betting rules in Illinois

Betting rules for hockey are pretty standard at legal online sportsbooks. However, there are occasional oddball events that may impact your wagers. Here’s the gist of what you need to know:

  • Bets can revolve around regulation time or include overtime and shootouts. They’ll be clearly listed by the operator; however, take the time to verify your wager.
  • Shootout goals generally don’t count for player props.
  • The settlement of bets is based on official NHL statistics.
  • Canceled games will be considered void and wagers will be refunded.

While these are the standard rules, certain situations may vary by operator. It’s always a good rule of thumb to review the house rules for the sport you are betting on for specifics. If you have questions after reviewing the terms and conditions, you can always reach out to the operator via various customer support options.

Chicago Blackhawks schedule for 2021-22

Once the Blackhawks’ schedule is released for next season, you can find it in its entirety here. Here are the Blackhawks game dates through the end of the year:

DateOpponent
Wednesday, Oct. 13at Colorado Avalanche
Friday, Oct. 15at New Jersey Devils
Saturday, Oct. 16at Pittsburgh Penguins
Tuesday, Oct. 19vs. NY Islanders
Thursday, Oct. 21vs. Vancouver Canucks
Sunday, Oct. 24vs. Detroit Red Wings
Wednesday, Oct. 27vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Friday, Oct. 29at Carolina Hurricanes
Saturday, Oct. 30at St. Louis Blues
Monday, Nov. 1vs. Ottawa Senators
Wednesday, Nov. 3vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Friday, Nov. 5at Winnipeg Jets
Sunday, Nov. 7vs. Nashville Predators
Tuesday, Nov. 9vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Friday, Nov. 12vs. Arizona Coyotes
Wednesday, Nov. 17at Seattle Kraken
Saturday, Nov. 20at Edmonton Oilers
Sunday, Nov. 21at Vancouver Canucks
Tuesday, Nov. 23at Calgary Flames
Friday, Nov. 26vs. St. Louis Blues
Sunday, Nov. 28vs. San Jose Sharks
Thursday, Dec. 2at Washington Capitals
Saturday, Dec. 4at NY Rangers
Sunday, Dec. 5at NY Islanders
Tuesday, Dec. 7vs. NY Rangers
Thursday, Dec. 9at Montreal Canadiens
Saturday, Dec. 11at Toronto Maple Leaf
Monday, Dec. 13vs. Calgary Flames
Wednesday, Dec. 15vs. Washington Capitals
Friday, Dec. 17vs. Nashville Predators
Saturday, Dec. 18at Dallas Stars
Tuesday, Dec. 21vs. Florida Panthers
Thursday, Dec. 23at Dallas Stars
Tuesday, Dec. 28at Columbus Blue Jackets
Wednesday, Dec. 29at Winnipeg Jets
Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022at Nashville Predators

Blackhawks’ season recap

The Blackhawks closed out the 2020-21 regular season with a mark of 24-25-7. That was good enough for 55 points over 56 games played, but the club found itself outside of the Playoff hunt.

Most notably, Jonathan Toews missed the entire season due to an undisclosed health condition. We still don’t know what Toews has been dealing with, or whether he’ll ever suit up for the Blackhawks again. They obviously missed their team captain, who has been one of the most important players in franchise history.

As a result of Toews’ absence, Chicago didn’t have much firepower behind Patrick Kane. However, Kane was awesome in 2021-22, notching 51 assists and 66 points. Alex DeBrincat was second on the team with 56 points.

In the end, the Blackhawks finished third-to-last in the Central Division, only topping the Red Wings and Blue Jackets.

Chicago Blackhawks 2020 NHL draft selections

The most recent NHL entry draft was held Oct. 6-7, 2020. The Blackhawks had eight picks over the two-day event. Here’s a quick look at the newest members of the Chicago Blackhawks roster:

  • Round 1: Lukas Reichel, LW, Berlin (DEL)
  • Round 2: Drew Commesso, G, US Under-18 (USAH-NTDP)
  • Round 3: Landon Slaggert, C, USNTDP (USHL)
  • Round 3: Wyatt Kaiser, D, Andover High School (MIN)
  • Round 4: Michael Krutil, D, Sparta Praha (Czech)
  • Round 5: Isaak Phillips, D, Sudbury (OHL)
  • Round 6: Chad Yetman, C, Erie (OHL)
  • Round 7: Louis Crevier, D, Chicoutimi (QMJHL)

In the past decade, Chicago was one of the top clubs in the NHL. Naturally, that translated into lower draft positions for the franchise. The club also traded away a pair of higher picks during its quest for Stanley Cup wins.

The story has been a little different over the past few seasons as the team continues to restock the coffers. Here are the players selected in the first round by the Blackhawks over the past 10 years:

  • 2019: Kirby Dach, C, Saskatoon (WHL)
  • 2018: Adam Boqvist, D, Brynas IF Gavle (Sweden)
  • 2018: Nicolas Beaudin, D, USNDT (USHL)
  • 2017: Henri Jokiharju, D, Portland (WHL)
  • 2014: Nick Schmaltz, C, Green Bay (USHL)
  • 2013: Ryan Hartman, RW, Plymouth (OHL)
  • 2012: Teuvo Teravainen, LW, Jokerit Helsinki (SM-Liiga)
  • 2011: Mark McNeill, C, Prince Albert (WHL)
  • 2011: Phillip Danault, C, Victoriaville (QMJHL)
  • 2010: Kevin Hayes, RW, Nobles School (MA)

Chicago Blackhawks scoring leaders

If we look over the past decade of Blackhawks hockey, we find a number of familiar names at the top of the scoring charts. Here are the team leaders for each of the past 10 seasons in the major categories:

SeasonPointsGoalsAssists
2020-21Patrick Kane, 66Alex DeBrincat, 32Patrick Kane, 51
2019-20Patrick Kane, 84Patrick Kane, 33Patrick Kane, 51
2018-19Patrick Kane, 110Patrick Kane, 44Patrick Kane, 66
2017-18Patrick Kane, 76Alex DeBrincat, 28Patrick Kane, 49
2016-17Patrick Kane, 89Patrick Kane, 34Patrick Kane, 55
2015-16Patrick Kane, 106Patrick Kane, 46Patrick Kane, 60
2014-15Jonathan Toews, 66Jonathan Toews, 28Marian Hossa, 39
2013-14Patrick Sharp, 78Patrick Sharp, 34Duncan Keith, 55
2012-13Patrick Kane, 55Patrick Kane, 23Patrick Kane, 32
2011-12Marian Hossa, 77Patrick Sharp, 33Marian Hossa, 48
2010-11Jonathan Toews, 76Patrick Sharp, 34Patrick Kane, 46

Blackhawks head coaching history

On the head coaching front, the Blackhawks benefited tremendously from the lengthy run of Joel Quenneville. He led the team from 2008-18, a period of outstanding success in Chicago history as the team snagged a trio of Stanley Cups.

Here’s a look at how the past five head coaches for the team have fared on an overall basis:

CoachTenureRegular SeasonPostseason
Jeremy Colliton2018-present86-83-244-5
Joel Quenneville2008-18452-249-9676-52
Denis Savard2006-0865-66-16NA
Trent Yawney2005-0633-55-15NA
Brian Sutter2001-0491-103-521-4

Who is the captain of the Blackhawks?

The captain’s “C” is not handed out lightly in NHL circles. Players who get named as team leaders are generally cornerstone players of the franchise. That has certainly been the case with the Blackhawks.

Since the turn of the century, only five players have served as official team captain. Here’s the list along with the years they spent with the “C” on their jerseys:

  1. Jonathan Toews: 2008-present
  2. Martin Lapointe: 2007-08
  3. Adrian Aucoin: 2005-07
  4. Alexei Zhamnov: 2002-04
  5. Tony Amonte: 2000-02

Best goalies in Blackhawks history

Chicago has several stellar players in net throughout the team’s history, including franchise icons such as Glenn Hall, Tony Esposito and Ed Belfour. There has been a good amount of stability over the past decade as well, but a changing of the guard may be in order for the coming campaign.

Here’s a look at the goaltenders over the past 10 seasons who have suited up in net for the Blackhawks, along with the number of games played:

  • 2019-20: Corey Crawford, 40; Robin Lehner, 33; Malcolm Subban, 1
  • 2018-19: Crawford, 39; Cam Ward, 33; Collin Delia, 16
  • 2017-18: Anton Forsberg, 35; Crawford, 28; Jeff Glass, 15; Jean-Francois Berube, 13; Delia, 2; Scott Foster, 1
  • 2016-17: Crawford, 55; Scott Darling, 32
  • 2015-16: Crawford, 58; Darling, 29; Michael Leighton, 1
  • 2014-15: Crawford, 57; Darling, 14; Antti Raanta, 14
  • 2013-14: Crawford, 59; Raanta, 25; Nikolai Khabibulin, 4; Kent Simpson, 1
  • 2012-13: Crawford, 30; Ray Emery, 21; Carter Hutton, 1
  • 2011-12: Crawford, 57; Emery, 34
  • 2010-11: Crawford,  57; Marty Turco, 29

Chicago Blackhawks home games

From 1929 through 1994, the Blackhawks played home games at Chicago Stadium. The venue could accommodate over 18,000 fans for hockey when standing room rules were in effect. While the arena will always hold a special place in the hearts of Blackhawks fans and hockey historians, the club moved to more modern digs for the 1994 season. Here are the details on where you can catch the Blackhawks in person:

  • Location: Chicago
  • Owner and Operator: United Center Joint Venture, a 50/50 split between the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks
  • Opening Date: Aug. 18, 1994
  • Construction Cost: $175 million
  • Capacity: 19,717 for hockey, expandable to 22,428 with standing room
  • Also Hosts: Chicago Bulls, concerts and events

How to watch, listen, live stream Blackhawks games

NBC Sports Chicago is the broadcast home for Blackhawks games. The channel is available on numerous cable, satellite and streaming packages throughout Illinois. Pat Foley calls the play-by-play action. Former NHL star Eddie Olczyk serves as the primary analyst, while Steve Konroyd chips in.

National broadcasts of select games also are available on the NHL’s national broadcast partners: NBC, NBC Sports Network and NHL Network. Subscription service ESPN+ also carries some NHL games throughout the season.

The flagship radio station for Blackhawks games is WGN Radio AM 720, which is based out of Chicago. John Wiedeman handles the play-by-play call on the radio side, while Troy Murray is on board as the analyst.

The audio feed is also picked up by a number of affiliates across the state, so be sure to check your local listings for the exact location on the dial. Additionally, radio broadcasts of Blackhawks games are available on NHL.com and via the TuneIn radio app.

Best Chicago Blackhawks bars in Illinois

If you’re looking to head out to catch the game, you have plenty of options to explore. Even better, the legalization of sports betting in Illinois means that you can place your wagers on the go via an app on your phone.

You’ll also be able to live bet as the action plays out on the ice. There are a number of stellar sports bars throughout Illinois. Here are a handful that know how to do Blackhawks games right.

Note: Please check Illinois health mitigation protocols before visiting your local pub or restaurant.

O’Malley’s Pub & Eatery

Near Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora, O’Malley’s is a great spot to get food and drink. The menu features traditional comfort fare, and there are plenty of TVs and drink specials available as you soak in the game.

  • Address: 701 Hill Ave., Aurora, IL 60505
  • Phone: 630-898-8700
  • Website: www.omalleysaurora.com
  • Hours: Sundays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

Finley Dunne’s Tavern

A neighborhood pub in the Lakeview area of Chicago, Finley Dunne’s is an old-school, casual-style spot. Featuring typical bar food and drink specials, it’s a great place to kick back and catch the Blackhawks’ action.

  • Address: 3458 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
  • Phone: 773-477-7311
  • Website: finleydunnes.com
  • Hours: Mondays to Thursdays, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Fridays, 2 p.m.-2 a.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

Hawkeye’s Bar & Grill

Happy to be known as a dive bar, Hawkeye’s is a neighborhood pub in Chicago. You’ll find food and drink specials plus a festive atmosphere as you get set to enjoy the game.

  • Address: 1458 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60607
  • Phone: 312-226-3951
  • Website: hawkeyesbarandgrill.com
  • Hours: Seven days a week, 11 a.m.-midnight

Chubby Bullfrog Bar & Grill

If you’re in the West Dundee area, be sure to check out the Chubby Bullfrog. One of several official Blackhawks bars across the state, this spot features craft beers, a full menu, karaoke, darts and more.

  • Address: 1494 Spring Hill Mall, West Dundee, IL 60118
  • Phone: 847-428-7080
  • Website: www.thechubbybullfrog.com
  • Hours: Tuesdays to Thursdays, 4 p.m.-12 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, noon-10 p.m.; closed on Mondays

Bar Down Sports Grill

Located in the Barrington Square Mall Shopping Center in Hoffman Estates, Bar Down features daily specials, a lengthy happy hour during the week and plenty of screens to catch the Blackhawks game.

  • Address: 2354 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
  • Phone: 847-310-3227
  • Website: bardownsportsgrill.com
  • Hours: Mondays to Thursdays, 11 a.m.-midnight; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Regardless of where you plan to go to watch the Chicago Blackhawks game, it’s always a good idea to call ahead and verify the hours of operation.

Chicago Blackhawks team history

The Blackhawks are one of the Original Six franchises in the NHL. The other members of that prestigious group are the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Games between these clubs are among the many highlights of the NHL regular season. Overall, the Blackhawks have found a good deal of success with plenty of playoff appearances and six Stanley Cups titles.

However, there was also a lengthy drought in between the third and fourth Stanley Cup victories, which spanned from 1961 through 2010. Here are some of the key details and notable facts about this iconic NHL franchise:

  • Founded: 1926
  • Stanley Cups: 1934, 1938, 1961, 2010, 2013, 2015
  • Conference Championships: 1992, 2010, 2013, 2015
  • Division Titles: 16, last one in 2016-17
  • Presidents Trophies: 1990-91, 2012-13
  • Playoff Appearances: 63 in 93 seasons
  • Retired Numbers: Seven (six numbers) — Glenn Hall, Keith Magnuson, Pierre Pilote, Bobby Hull, Denis Savard, Stan Mikita, Tony Esposito
  • Longest Home Winning Streak: 13 games in 1970
  • Longest Overall Winless Streak: 15 games in 1928-29
  • Longest Overall Undefeated Streak: 30 games in 2012-13
  • Most Games Played: Mikita, 1,394
  • Most Goals in a Season: Hull, 58 in 1968-69
  • Most Goals in a Single Game: Grant Mulvey, five in 1982
  • Longest Shootout: 11 rounds vs. Columbus Blue Jackets in 2009

Chicago Blackhawks FAQ

Who owns the Chicago Blackhawks?

The Wirtz Corp. is the official owner of the Blackhawks, with Rocky Wirtz serving as CEO. The family purchased an interest in the team in 1952 and took over full ownership in 1966. Frederic McLaughlin was the original owner, and his estate sold to James Norris in 1946. Norris had a pair of partners during his time at the helm, including Arthur Wirtz. According to the latest NHL franchise valuations from Forbes, the Blackhawks currently carry a price tag of $1.085 billion, which places them in fourth place in the league in terms of value.

How much are tickets for Blackhawks games?

On the low end, Blackhawks tickets can be had for $26. The average value is a shade over $100. As you would expect, the better seats, such as center ice rink side and suites, will run into the hundreds of dollars. Additionally, keep in mind that prices may vary depending on the opponent and how the season as a whole is going in Chicago.

When was the last time the Blackhawks made it to the Stanley Cup Final?

The team’s last trip to the Stanley Cup Final came at the end of the 2014-15 campaign. The club was paired up with the Tampa Bay Lightning and took them down in six games for a third Stanley Cup in six seasons. Chicago has won six Stanley Cups in total, with the other five wins coming in 1934, 1938, 1961, 2010 and 2013.

How many numbers have been retired by the Blackhawks?

The team has retired six numbers, one of which was in honor of two players. Here’s the full list.

  • 1 — Glenn Hall, G
  • 3 — Keith Magnuson, D, and Pierre Pilote, D
  • 9 — Bobby Hull, LW
  • 18 — Denis Savard, C
  • 21 — Stan Mikita, C
  • 35 — Tony Esposito, G

Who are the most famous players to play for the Blackhawks?

A number of legendary players have suited up for Chicago since the franchise’s inception. Among the most famous names are all-time NHL greats such as Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita. In more recent decades, iconic players such as Jeremy Roenick and Chris Chelios have sported the Blackhawks sweater. Of the current crop, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews lead the way and are climbing up the franchise record books.

Have the Blackhawks ever had the top overall pick at the NHL draft?

Back in 2007, the team struck paydirt when it earned the rights to the top overall pick at the NHL Entry Draft. Patrick Kane was the choice, and he became a cornerstone of the franchise. The Blackhawks had the second overall pick in 1965 and used it to select Andy Culligan. The team has had the third overall choice six times overall, including in 2006 when it selected current team captain Jonathan Toews.

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