It was a bitter anniversary for Chicago Blackhawks head coach Jeremy Colliton. After three years to the day he was hired for the job, the Blackhawks announced he was fired.

In a statement, the Blackhawks revealed they not only fired Colliton but also fired coaches Tomas Mitell and Sheldon Brookbank. Rockford IceHogs head coach Derek King will takeover on an interim basis. King also replaced Colliton three years when Colliton was hired by Chicago.

To say the Blackhawks had a rough start to the season would be putting it lightly. Chicago began the 2021-22 season at 1-9-2 and are only ahead of the Arizona Coyotes. That, combined with three rather mediocre seasons with Colliton at the helm and GM Stan Bowman resigning a couple weeks ago due to how he handled sexual assault allegations made against Brad Aldrich, Blackhawks fans were hoping for a change and welcomed this news.


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