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Blackhawks fire head coach Joel Quenneville after 10 seasons, 3 Stanley Cups

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The Chicago Blackhawks have fired head coach Joel Quenneville after 10 seasons, the team announced Tuesday.

Jeremy Colliton, formerly the head coach of the AHL's Rockford IceHogs, has been named his replacement. The 33-year-old is now the youngest coach in the NHL, while Quenneville's run as the league's longest-tenured bench boss has come to an abrupt end.

Along with Quenneville, assistants Kevin Dineen and Ulf Samuelsson were also fired.

The Blackhawks have gone 3-6-1 in their last 10 games and currently sit two points out of a wildcard spot in the Western Conference. Their latest loss came Saturday evening, when the Calgary Flames scored four unanswered goals to erase Chicago's 3-1 lead.

Quenneville turned the Blackhawks into a dynasty after being hired in 2008, winning three Stanley Cups from 2010 to 2015 along with three Central Division titles and a Presidents' Trophy in 2013. His overall record with the club was 446-243-93.

He signed a three-year extension with the Blackhawks in 2016 and is owed the remainder of this year's salary as well as $6 million for next season, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

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