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Blackhawks hire Weeks as goaltending coach

Monday, 08.12.2013 / 3:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Blackhawks hire Weeks as goaltending coach

CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks have hired NHL veteran Steve Weeks as goaltending coach.

This year's Stanley Cup champions made the announcement Monday. Weeks has more than 25 years of experience with the NHL. He most recently was an assistant coach and goaltending specialist with the Atlanta Thrashers from 2001 to 2010. He's also been with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Weeks says he's looking forward to working with Corey Crawford and Nikolai Khabibulin (hah-bee-BOO'-lihn).

The 55-year-old Weeks is from Scarborough, Ontario. He played 13 seasons with the NHL.

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