blackHawk Haven

Appears in the March 2021 issue.

By Bob Goldsborough

Former Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville and his wife, Elizabeth, sold their five-bedroom, New England-style mansion in Hinsdale in January for $4.27 million. For years, Quenneville, who won three Stanley Cup titles for the team before he was fired in 2019, and his wife rented a house in Hinsdale. In 2016, the couple paid close to $2 million through an opaque land trust for a 0.82-acre lot on South Oak Street in southeast Hinsdale, and they set about building a mansion, which they completed in 2017. In June, the couple listed the 8,964-square-foot home for close to $5 million. They cut their asking price in September to close to $4.7 million and went under contract to sell the mansion in December. Quenneville is currently the head coach for the Florida Panthers. After each of the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup wins in 2010, 2013, and 2015, fans went to the seven-bedroom Hinsdale house that the Quennevilles were renting at the time—which is on South Park Avenue—and rained toilet paper all over the front yard. In an unrelated transaction, the Quennevilles’ landlord sold that house in November for $2.25 million to a couple from Hinsdale.

This story originally appeared in our sister publication, the Chicago Tribune, and is reprinted with permission.

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