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Blackhawks Extend GM Bowman’s Contract 2 Years

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CHICAGO (CBS) – The Blackhawks have agreed to a two-year contract extension with general manager Stan Bowman, keeping him with the club through the 2017-18 NHL season.

“Stan has been an integral part of our organizational success and we are proud to reward him with a well-deserved extension,” said Blackhawks President and CEO John McDonough. “From the amateur levels to our team in Chicago, Stan has a great system in place as we all strive for consistent excellence throughout the organization.”

Bowman is in his 13th season with the Blackhawks, his 4th as general manager, and the team has won two Stanley Cup championships with him at the helm.

At 40, Bowman is the league’s youngest GM, and helped assemble the rosters that won the 2010 and 2013 Stanley Cups.

During his time as general manager, the Blackhawks rank 3rd in the NHL in regular season wins, with 177, and rank 2nd in postseason wins, with 37.