Amid a dreadful 1-9-2 start, the Chicago Blackhawks have hit rock bottom both on and off the ice in the past couple of weeks. Finally, the leadership within the organization has had enough as they have dismissed head coach Jeremy Colliton this afternoon.
The Chicago Blackhawks have dismissed coach Jeremy Colliton, sources tell ESPN.
Interim GM Kyle Davidson made the call. Derek King will be the interim coach.
— Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan) November 6, 2021
According to ESPN’s Emily Kaplan, interim GM Kyle Davidson made the call on the firing of Colliton, who has been at the helm of the Blackhawks since they fired Joel Quenneville three years ago to the exact day. Since taking over for Quenneville, Colliton is 87-92-26 behind the bench in Chicago. Kyle Davidson has appointed Rockford IceHogs head coach Derek King as the interim head coach of the Blackhawks, who are off tonight.
Along with Colliton, assistant coaches Tomas Mitell and Sheldon Brookbank are also being let go. Marc Crawford, Jimmy Waite, Matt Meacham, and Dylan Crawford will remain with the team in their roles. Anders Sorensen takes over the IceHogs.
— Charlie Roumeliotis (@CRoumeliotis) November 6, 2021
King and the Blackhawks will be back in action tomorrow evening against the Nashville Predators at the United Center. This is a story that we will have more information and commentary on throughout the day.