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  Chicago Blackhawks Coaching Staff [ Back to Coaches Index ]
 
Joel Quenneville
Head Coach

The Blackhawks named Joel Quenneville the 37th head coach in franchise history on Oct. 16, 2008. Quenneville has registered a .592 regular-season winning percentage in parts of 11 years as a head coach in the National Hockey League, including seven seasons behind the St. Louis Blues' bench (1996-2004) and three with the Colorado Avalanche (2005-08). ...more
 
Kevin Dineen
Assistant Coach


Kevin Dineen was hired by the Blackhawks as assistant coach on July 14, 2014. He was teammates with Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville from 1984 to 1990 when both were members of the Hartford Whalers. “Kevin brings proven leadership qualities, having served as an alternate captain and captain for several of his teams during his 19-year NHL career,” said Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman. “He will bring another well-respected voice to our coaching staff and we look forward to his contributions to our team.” ...more
 
Mike Kitchen
Assistant Coach


Mike Kitchen was reunited with Joel Quenneville when he was hired as an assistant on July 12, 2010. "Adding Mike Kitchen and bringing back Mike Haviland bolster what is GM Stan Bowman said. "Mike Kitchen and Joel have a great track record of working together and Mike Haviland has had a major impact on our organization's success based on his work over the last five years." ...more
 
Jimmy Waite
Goaltending Coach


Jimmy Waite was hired as the Chicago Blackhawks' goaltending coach on July 7, 2014. Waite spent the past three seasons as the goaltending coach for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Prior to his coaching career, Waite had a 22-year professional playing career from 1988 to 2010, including 58 games with the Blackhawks. ...more
 
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You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense