CHICAGO (AP) -The Chicago Blackhawks gave general manager Dale Tallon a two-year contract extension Monday despite missing the playoffs for the eighth time in nine seasons.
Chicago was 31-42-9 with 71 points, and its 201 goals were second-fewest in the league last season.
``I'm very excited that the Blackhawks have given me the opportunity to continue to work toward our goal of winning the Stanley Cup,'' Tallon said in a statement. ``We are continuing to put together the pieces of the puzzle that are going to make the Blackhawks a very competitive team. We are getting closer to where we want to be and when we get there we are going to stay there for a very long time.''
A former Blackhawks defenseman, Tallon became the franchise's eighth GM on June 21, 2005, after serving in management and the broadcast booth for 25 years.
Tallon played 10 years with Vancouver, Chicago and Pittsburgh before retiring after the 1979-80 season.

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