- General Manager: Stan Bowman
- Coach: Joel Quenneville
- Captain: Jonathan Toews
- Alternate captains: Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook
- Arena: United Center
- Minor league affiliate(s): Rockford IceHogs (AHL) and Indy Fuel (ECHL)
The team made two major trades before the 2017 NHL Entry Draft; veteran defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson was dealt to the Arizona Coyotes for Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin while Artemi Panarin was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets to reacquire Brandon Saad in a four-player deal.
The team also traded Scott Darling to the Carolina Hurricanes and center Marcus Kruger to the Vegas Golden Knights while also losing defensemen Trevor van Riemsdyk to Vegas in the expansion draft and Brian Campbell, who retired.
The Blackhawks have been involved in the following transactions during the 2017–18 season.
|June 23, 2017||To Arizona Coyotes: Niklas Hjalmarsson|| To Chicago Blackhawks: Connor Murphy|
|June 23, 2017||To Columbus Blue Jackets: Artemi Panarin & Tyler Motte and NYI's 6th round pick in 2017||To Chicago Blackhawks: Brandon Saad & Anton Forsberg and 5th round pick in 2018|
|July 2, 2017||To Vegas Golden Knights: Marcus Kruger||To Chicago Blackhawks: Future considerations|
Free agents acquiredEdit
|Date||Player||Former team|| Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
|July 1, 2017||Jean-Francois Berube||Vegas Golden Knights||2-year, $1.5 million|
|July 1, 2017||Lance Bouma||Calgary Flames||1-year, $1 million|
|July 1, 2017||Jordan Oesterle||Edmonton Oilers||2-year, $1.3 million|
|July 1, 2017||Patrick Sharp||Dallas Stars||1-year, $1 million|
|July 1, 2017||Tommy Wingels||Ottawa Senators||1-year, $750,000|
|July 28, 2017||Collin Delia||Merrimack Warriors||2-year, $1.85 million entry-level contract|
Free agents lostEdit
|Date||Player||New team|| Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
|May 5, 2017||Martin Lundberg||Växjö Lakers||Unknown|
|July 1, 2017||Pierre-Cedric Labrie||Nashville Predators||1-year, $650,000|
|July 3, 2017||Lars Johansson||CSKA Moscow||1-year|
|July 4, 2017||Michael Latta||Arizona Coyotes||1-year, $650,000|
|July 7, 2017||Dennis Rasmussen||Anaheim Ducks||1-year, $725,000|
|July 24, 2017||Johnny Oduya||Ottawa Senators||1-year, $1 million|
Claimed via waiversEdit
Lost via waiversEdit
Lost via retirementEdit
|July 17, 2017||Brian Campbell|
|Date||Player|| Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
|June 26, 2017||Anton Forsberg||2-year, $1.5 million|
|June 26, 2017||Tomas Jurco||1-year, $800,000|
|June 27, 2017||Ville Pokka||1-year, $650,000|
|July 14, 2017||Erik Gustafsson||1-year, $650,000|
Below are the Chicago Blackhawks' selections at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft which was held on June 23 and 24, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago, IL.
|Round||#||Player||Pos||Nationality||College/Junior/Club Team (League)|
|1||291||Henri Jokiharju||D||Template:Country data FIN Finland||Portland Winterhawks (WHL)|
|2||57||Ian Mitchell||D||Canada||Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)|
|3||702||Andrei Altybarmakyan||RW||Template:Country data RUS Russia||SKA-Neva St. Petersburg (VHL)|
|3||903||Evan Barratt||C||USA||U.S. NTDP (USHL)|
|4||1124||Tim Soderlund||C||Template:Country data SWE Sweden||Skelleftea AIK (SHL)|
|4||119||Roope Laavainen||D||Template:Country data FIN Finland||Jokerit U20 (Jr. A SM-liiga)|
|5||1445||Parker Foo||LW||Canada||Brooks Bandits (AJHL)|
|5||150||Jakub Galvas||D||Czech Republic||HC Olomouc (Czech Extraliga)|
|7||2156||Josh Ess||D||USA||Lakeville South (USHS)|
- The Anaheim Ducks' first-round pick went to the Chicago Blackhawks as the result of a trade on June 23, 2017 that sent a first-round pick in 2017 (26th overall) to Dallas in exchange for a third-round pick in 2017 (70th overall) and this pick.
- The Dallas Stars' third-round pick went to the Chicago Blackhawks as the result of a trade on June 23, 2017 that sent a first-round pick in 2017 (26th overall) to Dallas in exchange for Anaheim's first-round pick in 2017 (29th overall) and this pick.
- The Ottawa Senators' third-round pick went to the Chicago Blackhawks as the result of a trade on April 28, 2017 that sent Scott Darling to Carolina in exchange for this pick.
- The San Jose Sharks' fourth-round pick went to the Chicago Blackhawks as the result of a trade on June 24, 2017 that sent Carolina's fifth-round pick and a sixth-round pick both in 2017 (135th and 181st overall) to Vancouver in exchange for this pick.
- The St. Louis Blues' fifth-round pick went to the Chicago Blackhawks as the result of a trade on June 25, 2016 that sent a Florida's fifth-round pick in 2016 to St. Louis in exchange for this pick.
- The Anaheim Ducks' seventh-round pick went to the Chicago Blackhawks as the result of a trade on February 29, 2016 that sent Corey Tropp to Anaheim in exchange for Tim Jackman and this pick.