Luke Richardson is expected to become the new head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, an NHL source confirmed to ESPN.
Richardson would replace interim coach Derek King, who went 27-33-10 after taking over for Jeremy Colliton 12 games into the season. Richardson, an assistant coach for the Montreal Canadiens, was reportedly offered the head-coaching job this week.
Richardson has more than 25 years of NHL experience, including four seasons as an assistant coach in the NHL and 304 games as a head coach in the American Hockey League, according to NHL.com .
Also, Blackhawks General Manager Kyle Davidson recently announced that Mark Eaton will remain assistant general manager of development and Meghan Hunter has been promoted to assistant general manager of hockey operations. Additionally, it was announced that Brian Campbell will remain in Hockey Operations as advisor of hockey operations while Karilyn Pilch has been promoted to director of player personnel.
Kyle Hendricks carried a shutout into the eighth inning and Nico Hoerner homered to help the Chicago Cubs to a 3-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on June 24.
Ian Happ also drove in a run for Chicago, which has won two of three.
The teams will resume playing Saturday, June 25, in St. Louis.
At Guaranteed Rate Field, the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-1 on June 25 in a match-up that became volatile at one point.
Jorge Mateo had a heated exchange with White Sox starter Michael Kopech after getting hit by a pitch, ESPN noted. The benches and bullpens emptied, but no punches were thrown.
The teams will play again Saturday, June 25.