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Bill Peters
Bill Peters was named assistant coach of the Detroit Red Wings on July 8, 2011.
Peters coached with Babcock when the two were in Spokane of the Western Hockey League. Peters was a midseason replacement on Babcock’s staff during the 1996-97 season and returned to the same post in 1999 – Babcock’s final season with the Chiefs – where he stayed until 2002.

After three seasons at the University of Lethbridge, Peters returned to Spokane, but this time as head coach, and he helped the Chiefs capture the Memorial Cup in 2008, the same year that the Red Wings won the Stanley Cup. Peters is third all-time in Chiefs’ history with 111 coaching victories in just 216 games. Babcock’s 228 wins still sits atop the Chiefs’ list.

In 2008, the Chiefs tied a franchise record for most wins (50) and set new marks for points (107) and fewest goals allowed (160).

Most recently, Peters was the most-tenured coach in Rockford IceHogs’ history, spending the last three seasons at the helm of the Chicago Blackhawks’ top AHL affiliate. During that time, Peters guided the IceHogs to a 122-97-7-14 record, including back-to-back 40-win seasons in his first two campaigns.
Peters coached with Babcock when the two were in Spokane of the Western Hockey League. Peters was a midseason replacement on Babcock’s staff during the 1996-97 season and returned to the same post in 1999 – Babcock’s final season with the Chiefs – where he stayed until 2002.

After three seasons at the University of Lethbridge, Peters returned to Spokane, but this time as head coach, and he helped the Chiefs capture the Memorial Cup in 2008, the same year that the Red Wings won the Stanley Cup. Peters is third all-time in Chiefs’ history with 111 coaching victories in just 216 games. Babcock’s 228 wins still sits atop the Chiefs’ list.

In 2008, the Chiefs tied a franchise record for most wins (50) and set new marks for points (107) and fewest goals allowed (160).

Most recently, Peters was the most-tenured coach in Rockford IceHogs’ history, spending the last three seasons at the helm of the Chicago Blackhawks’ top AHL affiliate. During that time, Peters guided the IceHogs to a 122-97-7-14 record, including back-to-back 40-win seasons in his first two campaigns.

While at Rockford, Peters helped groomed 28 different players for the NHL, including Stanley Cup champion goalie Antti Niemi and defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson.