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
Mike Kitchen was reunited with Joel Quenneville when he was hired as a 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
The Chicago Blackhawks named Jamie Kompon an assistant coach on July 17, 2012. Kompon comes to Chicago after spending the last six seasons as an assistant coach with Los Angeles, where he helped the Kings capture the 2012 Stanley Cup. While with the Kings organization, he also served as Director of Amateur Development. Before joining L.A., he spent nine years (1997-2006) with the St. Louis Blues as a video coach and later as an assistant coach. ...more
Steve Weeks was hired as goaltending coach of the Chicago Blackhawks on August 12, 2013. "We are thrilled with the addition of Steve Weeks to our organization," Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said in a statement. "He has over two decades of professional hockey experience and is a well-respected coach both on and off the ice." ...more
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It's about time. I've waited a lot of games for this as an Av and I felt right after the goal, you've got 50 pounds off your shoulders. Your head is a little higher and the play slows down for you.