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."
Weeks has more than 25 years of NHL experience as a player, coach and scout, most recently serving as an assistant coach and goaltending specialist for nine seasons with the Atlanta Thrashers from 2001-10. Prior to joining the Thrashers, Weeks spent eight seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers franchise from 1993-2001, serving as a goaltending coach and scout.
"It's an honor to join a championship caliber organization like the Chicago Blackhawks," Weeks said. "I look forward to working with Corey [Crawford] and Nikolai [Khabibulin] and helping contribute to the continued success of this franchise."
Weeks played 13 seasons in the NHL from 1980-93, appearing in 290 career games with the New York Rangers, Hartford Whalers, New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings and Ottawa Senators. Prior to his professional career, Weeks appeared in 96 games over four seasons with Northern Michigan University from 1976-80 and was named to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association All-Decade Team for the 1970s.
I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.
— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final