About. Chicago Blackhawks, play in the
Central Division, Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).
The Blackhawks share the United Center in Chicago, Illinois with the
Chicago Bulls. The
team was originally formed as the Portland Rosebuds. Major Frederic
McLaughlin purchased the club in 1926 and moved it from Portland to
Chicago. He renamed the team the Blackhawks after the 33rd Machine Gun
Battalion of the United States Army’s Blackhawk Division, which he had
commanded during World War I.