John Dietz

Chicago Blackhawks Beat Writer
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John Dietz is the Daily Herald’s Blackhawks beat writer. Since joining the Daily Herald in 1998, John also has contributed a fantasy football column for more than 15 years, and has helped cover the Chicago Bears (Super Bowl XX) and golf while serving as a key member of the Sports Copy Desk for many years and working closely with Tim Sassone and Mike Spellman, his predecessors on the hockey beat. Like many NHL players, he’s an avid golfer who tried to get in 50-plus rounds a year. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, he previously worked at the Bloomington Pantagraph, the Freeport Jounal Standard and the Sterling Daily Gazette.

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Cubs don’t expect Jon Lester to miss much time with lat strain

Aug 18 2017 | 6:55 pm - The Chicago Cubs placed ace pitcher Jon Lester on the 10-day disabled list, but the team is hopeful he won’t miss much time.

Arrieta, Baez, Rizzo heroes of Friday’s win

Aug 18 2017 | 11:57 pm - Jake Arrieta pitched into the seventh inning and allowed just one run. Javier Baez homered and drove in three runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 on Friday.

Maddon not expecting suspension for ejection

Aug 17 2017 | 6:17 pm - Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he doesn’t expect to be suspended by major-league baseball for his ejection from Wednesday’s game.

Lester injured, Cubs fall short in wild rally

Aug 17 2017 | 11:33 pm - The Cubs’ 13-10 loss to the Reds on Thursday was tough, but losing Jon Lester for any length of time would be far tougher. Lester was taken out after allowing 9 runs in 1⅔ innings.

Blackhawks announcer Eddie Olczyk diagnosed with colon cancer

Aug 09 2017 | 5:57 am - Eddie Olczyk, the popular television commentator for the Chicago Blackhawks, says he is undergoing treatment for colon cancer. Olczyk, who will turn 51 next week, also said he expects to return to the broadcast booth once he completes his treatment.

Kane, Hinostroza help raise $100,000 at charity game

Aug 05 2017 | 10:14 pm - Patrick Kane, Vinnie Hinostroza, Eddie Olczyk, Troy Murray, Megan Bozek and many others took place in a charity event on Saturday in Geneva. It raised in excess of $100,000 for Special Olympics Chicago. Said Hinostroza: “It’s a great...

Blackhawks sign goalie Collin Delia to a two-year deal

Jul 28 2017 | 5:49 pm - The Blackhawks signed goalie Collin Delia to a two-year deal Friday.

Kane gives up seat for soldier, misses Panarin

Jul 22 2017 | 9:26 pm - Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane explains why he decided to give up his first-class seat to a soldier in May.

Newcomer Murphy is key to Blackhawks

Jul 22 2017 | 9:14 pm - New Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy might be one of the biggest keys to how the team fares on the back end this season. See what he had to say about joining the Hawks and the possibility of playing with Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook during his...

With Sharp, Saad returning there’s no more excuses for Toews or Blackhawks

Jul 21 2017 | 9:41 pm - Before the Blackhawks Convention kicked off Friday night, captain Jonathan Toews said next year’s team needs to start thinking as one. No more “young guys” and “veteran guys.” Said Toews: “We need to get rid...

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