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The 2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks season is the 86th season in the NHL.

They ended the season in 4th place in the Central Division and in 6th place in the Western Conference.

Their record for the 2011-12 season was 45-26-11; their home record was 27-8-6 and their road record was 18-18-5.

Off SeasonEdit

On May 19, 2011, goaltender Corey Crawford signed a three-year, $8 million contract to remain with the team.

Regular SeasonEdit

On March 31, 2012, the Blackhawks clinched a playoff spot with a 5–4 victory over the Nashville Predators which marked the Blackhawks' fourth consecutive season making the playoffs.

PlayoffsEdit

The Blackhawks returned to the playoffs for the fourth straight season. They lost in the first round, losing to the Phoenix Coyotes in six games.

Team LeadersEdit

Player StatisticsEdit

SkatersEdit

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Marian Hossa 81 29 48 77 18 20
Patrick Sharp 74 33 36 69 28 38
Patrick Kane 82 23 43 66 7 40
Jonathan Toews 59 29 28 57 17 28
Viktor Stalberg 79 22 21 43 6 34
Duncan Keith 74 4 36 40 15 42
Dave Bolland 76 19 18 37 0 47
Nick Leddy 82 3 34 37 -12 10
Brent Seabrook 78 9 25 34 21 22
Andrew Brunette 78 12 15 27 -13 4
Marcus Kruger 71 9 17 26 11 22
Bryan Bickell 71 9 15 24 -3 48
Andrew Shaw 37 12 11 23 -1 50
Niklas Hjalmarsson 69 1 14 15 9 14
Michael Frolik 63 5 10 15 -10 22
Jamal Mayers 81 6 9 15 -4 91
Steve Montador 52 5 9 14 4 45
Daniel Carcillo 28 2 9 11 10 82
Jimmy Hayes 31 5 4 9 -3 16
Sean O'Donnell 51 0 7 7 -6 23
Johnny Oduya 18 1 4 5 3 0
Sami Lepisto 26 1 2 3 3 4
Ben Smith 13 2 0 2 -5 0
Brandon Pirri 5 0 2 2 2 0
Dylan Olsen 28 0 1 1 -5 6
John Scott 29 0 1 1 0 48
Brendan Morrison 11 0 0 0 -4 6
Rostislav Olesz 6 0 0 0 -1 6
Jeremy Morin 3 0 0 0 -1 0
Brandon Bollig 18 0 0 0 -2 58
Brandon Saad 2 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Jonathan Toews 6 2 2 4 4 6
Patrick Kane 6 0 4 4 1 10
Michael Frolik 4 2 1 3 1 0
Brent Seabrook 6 1 2 3 1 0
Nick Leddy 6 1 2 3 1 0
Johnny Oduya 6 0 3 3 1 0
Dave Bolland 6 0 3 3 0 2
Bryan Bickell 6 2 0 2 -1 4
Viktor Stalberg 6 0 2 2 0 8
Patrick Sharp 6 1 0 1 -2 4
Andrew Brunette 6 1 0 1 -3 0
Brendan Morrison 3 1 0 1 1 0
Brandon Bollig 4 1 0 1 0 19
Duncan Keith 6 0 1 1 1 2
Niklas Hjalmarsson 6 0 1 1 -3 4
Brandon Saad 2 0 1 1 2 0
Marcus Kruger 6 0 0 0 -4 0
Marian Hossa 3 0 0 0 3 0
Andrew Shaw 3 0 0 0 -1 15
Jamal Mayers 3 0 0 0 -1 0
Sean O'Donnell 2 0 0 0 -3 0
Jimmy Hayes 2 0 0 0 -1 15
Sami Lepisto 3 0 0 0 -3 0
Dylan Olsen 1 0 0 0 0 0

GoaltendersEdit

(Note: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts)

Regular season
Player GP Min W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Corey Crawford 57 3218 30 17 7 146 2.72 1507 .903 0 0 0 0
Ray Emery 34 1774 15 9 4 83 2.81 834 .900 0 0 1 2
Playoffs
Player GP Min W L GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Corey Crawford 6 396 2 4 17 2.58 159 .893 0 0 0 0

Notes

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Blackhawks. Stats reflect time with the Blackhawks only.
Traded or released mid-season

AwardsEdit

Regular Season
Player Award Reached
Jonathan Toews NHL Third Star of the Week November 14, 2011
Jonathan Toews NHL Second Star of the Month November 2011
Viktor Stalberg NHL Second Star of the Week January 16, 2012
Ray Emery NHL Third Star of the Week March 5, 2012
Corey Crawford NHL Second Star of the Week March 19, 2012

MilestonesEdit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Brandon Pirri 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 7, 2011
Brandon Saad 1st Career NHL Game October 7, 2011
Marcus Kruger 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 8, 2011
Marian Hossa 900th Career NHL Game October 13, 2011
Patrick Sharp 500th Career NHL Game October 20, 2011
Niklas Hjalmarsson 200th Career NHL Game October 28, 2011
Marcus Kruger 1st Career NHL Goal October 29, 2011
Duncan Keith 500th Career NHL Game November 11, 2011
Duncan Keith 200th Career NHL Assist November 18, 2011
Daniel Carcillo 300th Career NHL Game November 23, 2011
Brent Seabrook 200th Career NHL Point December 2, 2011
Marian Hossa 400th Career NHL Goal December 8, 2011
Brent Seabrook 500th Career NHL Game December 11, 2011
Ray Emery 100th Career NHL Win December 11, 2011
Jonathan Toews 300th Career NHL Point December 14, 2011
Joel Quenneville 600th Coaching NHL Win December 18, 2011
Jimmy Hayes 1st Career NHL Game December 30, 2011
Jonathan Toews 1st Career NHL Penalty Shot Goal December 30, 2011
Jimmy Hayes 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
January 2, 2012
Dylan Olsen 1st Career NHL Game January 5, 2012
Andrew Shaw 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
January 5, 2012
Sean O'Donnell 1,200th Career NHL Game January 8, 2012
Viktor Stalberg 1st Career NHL Hat-Trick January 11, 2012
Jimmy Hayes 1st Career NHL Assist January 12, 2012
Andrew Shaw 1st Career NHL Assist January 18, 2012
Corey Crawford 100th Career NHL Game January 21, 2012
Nick Leddy 100th Career NHL Game February 7, 2012
Dylan Olsen 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
February 18, 2012
Brandon Bollig 1st Career NHL Game February 29, 2012
Ray Emery 200th Career NHL Game March 2, 2012
Andrew Brunette 1,100th Career NHL Game March 9, 2012
Marian Hossa 900th Career NHL Point March 20, 2012
Michael Frolik 300th Career NHL Game March 25, 2012
Playoffs
Player Milestone Reached
Andrew Shaw 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 12, 2012
Brandon Bollig 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 12, 2012
Brandon Bollig 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
April 14, 2012
Dylan Olsen 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 17, 2012
Brandon Saad 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 17, 2012
Brandon Saad 1st Career NHL Playoff Assist
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
April 21, 2012

TransactionsEdit

Player TradesEdit

Date
Details
June 24, 2011 To Washington Capitals
Troy Brouwer
To Chicago Blackhawks
1st-round pick (#26 overall) in 2011 NHL Entry Draft
June 24, 2011 To Florida Panthers
Brian Campbell
To Chicago Blackhawks
Rostislav Olesz
June 27, 2011 To Florida Panthers
Tomas Kopecky (negotiating rights)
To Chicago Blackhawks
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2012 NHL Entry Draft
June 29, 2011
To Buffalo Sabres
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2012 NHL Entry Draft
To Chicago Blackhawks
Steve Montador (negotiating rights)
September 9, 2011
To New York Islanders
Future Considerations
To Chicago Blackhawks
David Toews
December 2, 2011 To Ottawa Senators
Rob Klinkhammer
To Chicago Blackhawks
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2013 NHL Entry Draft
January 27, 2012 To Calgary Flames
Brian Connelly
To Chicago Blackhawks
Brendan Morrison
February 19, 2012 To Tampa Bay Lightning
Brandon Segal
To Chicago Blackhawks
Matt Fornataro
February 27, 2012 To Winnipeg Jets
2nd-round pick in 2013 NHL Entry Draft
3rd-round pick in 2013 NHL Entry Draft
To Chicago Blackhawks
Johnny Oduya
February 27, 2012 To New York Rangers
John Scott
To Chicago Blackhawks
5th-round pick in 2012 NHL Entry Draft

Acquired Free AgentsEdit

Player Former team Contract terms
Jamal Mayers San Jose Sharks 1 year, $550,000
Brett McLean SC Bern 1 year, $525,000
Andrew Brunette Minnesota Wild 1 year, $2 million
Sean O'Donnell Philadelphia Flyers 1 year, $850,000
Daniel Carcillo Philadelphia Flyers 1 year, $775,000
Sami Lepisto Columbus Blue Jackets 1 year, $750,000
Brandon Segal Dallas Stars 1 year, $525,000
Ray Emery Anaheim Ducks 1 year, $600,000
Carter Hutton Rockford IceHogs 1 year, $525,000
Terry Broadhurst University of Nebraska-Omaha 2 years, $1.235 million entry-level contract

Lost Free AgentsEdit

Player New team Contract terms
Jake Dowell Dallas Stars 1 year, $800,000
Evan Brophey Colorado Avalanche 1 year, $525,000
Jassen Cullimore Iserlohn Roosters 1 year
Chris Campoli Montreal Canadiens 1 year, $1.75 million

Claimed Via WaiversEdit

Lost Via WaiversEdit

Player SigningsEdit

Player Date Contract terms
Corey Crawford May 19, 2011 3 years, $8 million
Byron Froese May 31, 2011 3 years, $1.77 million entry-level contract
David Gilbert May 31, 2011 3 years, $1.71 million entry-level contract
Alexander Salak May 31, 2011 2 years, $1.225 million
Steve Montador June 30, 2011 4 years, $11 million
Viktor Stalberg July 10, 2011 2 years, $1.75 million
Rob Klinkhammer July 11, 2011 1 year, $525,000
Alec Richards July 11, 2011 2 years, $1.05 million
Michael Frolik July 15, 2011 3 years, $7 million
Patrick Sharp August 3, 2011 5 years, $29.5 million contract extension
Brandon Saad October 4, 2011 3 years, $2.385 million entry-level contract
Mark McNeill January 2, 2012 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract
Phillip Danault January 2, 2012 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract
Andrew Shaw January 3, 2012 3 years, $1.695 million entry-level contract
Daniel Carcillo March 12, 2012 2 years, $1.65 million contract extension
Ray Emery April 7, 2012 1 year, $1.15 million contract extension
Peter LeBlanc April 13, 2012 1 year, $525,000 entry-level contract
Rob Flick May 15, 2012 3 years, $1.7475 million entry-level contract
Jamal Mayers May 29, 2012 1 year, $600,000 contract extension
Johnny Oduya May 29, 2012 3 years, $10.125 million contract extension
Mac Carruth May 29, 2012 3 years, $1.8 million entry-level contract
Klas Dahlbeck May 29, 2012 3 years, $1.73 million entry-level contract
Joakim Nordstrom May 29, 2012 3 years, $1.8 million entry-level contract
Kent Simpson May 29, 2012 3 years, $1.845 million entry-level contract
Adam Clendening June 1, 2012 3 years, $2.2275 million entry-level contract

Draft PicksEdit

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 18 Mark McNeill C Template:Flagu Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
1 26 (from Washington) Phillip Danault LW Template:Flagu Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
2 36 (from Winnipeg) Adam Clendening D Template:Flagu Boston University Terriers (Hockey East)
2 43 (from Calgary via Toronto) Brandon Saad LW Template:Flagu Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
3 70 (from Toronto) Michael Paliotta D Template:Flagu US NTDP (USHL)
3 79 Klas Dahlbeck D Template:Flagu Linköpings HC (SEL)
4 109 Maxim Shalunov RW Template:Flagu Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL)
5 139 Andrew Shaw C Template:Flagu Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
6 169 Sam Jardine D Template:Flagu Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL)
7 199 Alex Broadhurst C Template:Flagu Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
7 211 (from Boston) Johan Mattsson G Template:Flagu Södertälje SK Jr. (SWE-Jr.)

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