|orchetti has a long-time working relationship with Thrashers general manager Rick Dudley -- Dudley has hired Torchetti two other times in his career and also was involved in getting Torchetti hired by the Blackhawks as an assistant coach there when Dudley served in Chicago's front office. Torchetti also has worked with Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay, as the two were assistants together in Tampa Bay. Torchetti brings over 13 seasons of professional coaching experience with him to the Thrashers staff. His coaching resume includes time in the East Coast Hockey League, Central Hockey League, International Hockey League, the American Hockey League and the National Hockey League. Torchetti has twice been named Coach of the Year - first with the Central Hockey League's San Antonio Iguanas in 1994-95, then with the Fort Wayne Komets of the International Hockey League in 1997-98. Prior to joining the Thrashers coaching staff, Torchetti served as an assistant coach on the 2010 Stanley Cup champion staff of Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville. He was also head coach of the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the 2006-07 season. His Wildcats posted a record of 39-25-4 for 84 points in 70 games, fourth place overall in the QMJHL. In seven playoff games the Wildcats posted a 3-4 record.