The top five games to circle on the calendar for the 2024-25 Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks schedule was announced on July 2, with the announcement here are the top games to get excited about.
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2. The Blackhawks head to Utah for the first game against the new club. (Oct. 8)

The Blackhawks are one of three games kicking off the 2024-25 NHL season on October 8. This one is bound to be exciting as the Hawks become the first team to play against the Utah Hockey Club.

The Hawks have often played in some big games to start the season, but the opportunity to play in Utah has to be special. This will be an exciting introduction for a matchup that could very well be a fun rivalry to watch for years to come with both teams having bright futures.

1. The Blackhawks take on the St. Louis Blues in the Winter Classic. (Dec. 31)

Nothing will beat the excitement for the top game on the list. The Blackhawks are heading back to Wrigley Field for the Winter Classic on New Years Eve. The Blackhawks have a roster that could very well comepete against the St. Louis Blues.

While the Hawks might have an underwhelming record in outdoor games up to this point, this is the first in Connor Bedard's era. The Blackhawks have a lot of young players who should be excited heading into this matchup.