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Blackhawks relieve Kitchen of coaching duties

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today the team has relieved Assistant Coach Mike Kitchen of his duties.

"We believe this decision is best for our organization moving forward," said Blackhawks Senior Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman said. "Mike had an impact on two different Stanley Cup championship teams during his tenure in Chicago. We appreciate his many contributions and wish he and his family success in the future."

Kitchen joined the Blackhawks coaching staff as an assistant coach in July of 2010 and was on the staff for two Stanley Cup Championships (2013 and 2015).

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