Based in the Chicago, Illinois, the Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team. The Chicago Blackhawks are the members of the Western Conference’s Central Division of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Chicago Blackhawks have won three Stanley Cup Championships and 13 division titles since their establishment in year 1926. Chicago Blackhawks are one of the Original Six NHL teams, along with the Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings. Since the year 1994, the Blackhawks have played their home games at United Center after spending over 60 years playing at Chicago Stadium.
The Chicago Blackhawks became a part of the NHL in year 1926 as part of the league's first wave of expansion into the United States. They were one of three American teams added that year which were with the Detroit Cougars (now called the Detroit Red Wings) and the New York Rangers. Most of the Hawks' original players moved from the Portland Rosebuds of the Western Canada Hockey League.
The Blackhawks' first owner was Frederic McLaughlin. He had been a commander having the 333rd Machine Battalion of the 86th Infantry Division during the World War I. This Division was nicknamed as the "Blackhawk Division", after an American of the Sauk nation, the Chief Black Hawk, who was a famous figure in the history of the Illinois.