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Blackhawks Coaching Staff

Joel Quenneville

Head Coach

Joel Quenneville is in his 10th season with the Blackhawks after being named the 37th Head Coach in franchise history on Oct. 16, 2008. He coached the team to Stanley Cup championships in 2010, 2013 and 2015.

In Quenneville's 700 regular-season games behind the Blackhawks bench, the team has compiled a record of 413-204-83. His regular-season points percentage of .649 is the best in Chicago franchise history, while his .613 postseason winning percentage (76-48) is the highest for a Blackhawks coach since 1940. Under his leadership, the Blackhawks claimed the 2013 Presidents' Trophy as the regular-season points leader, in addition to the 2013 and 2015 Jennings Trophies as the team with the fewest goals allowed during the regular season.

Quenneville has been a proven winner throughout his coaching career, posting an 851-487-77-124 record over parts of 20 years as a head coach in the NHL, including eight years with the St. Louis Blues (1996-2004) and three with the Colorado Avalanche (2005-08). His 851 wins lead active head coaches and rank second in NHL history, while his 1,539 games behind the bench also lead active head coaches and rank third all-time. The Windsor, Ontario, native has guided 18 of his 20 teams to the postseason, which includes reaching the conference finals on six occasions, as well as postseason berths in nine consecutive seasons from 2009 to 2017 with Chicago. He owns the franchise record with 76 playoff wins and paces active NHL head coaches with 118 overall postseason victories.

One of only two men in the history of the NHL to have played in 800 or more games and coached 1,000 or more games (J. Lemaire), Quenneville has notched at least 40 wins in 16 of his 17 full seasons as a head coach, which includes a career-best 52 victories with Chicago in 2009-10. He is the winningest coach in Blues history, having compiled a 307-191-95 record at that post, and was awarded the 2000 Jack Adams Trophy while at the club. Quenneville also coached teams at two NHL All-Star Games and served on Team Canada's coaching staff at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. In addition, he has served as President of the National Hockey League Coaches' Association since June 2015.

Quenneville was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round (21st overall) of the 1978 NHL Draft. He spent 13 seasons as an NHL defenseman, netting 54 goals, 136 assists and 705 penalty minutes in 803 career games with the Toronto Maple Leafs (1979- 80), Colorado Rockies (1980-82), New Jersey Devils (1982-83), Hartford Whalers (1983-90) and Washington Capitals (1990-91).

He retired as an active player after the 1991-92 season, when he served as a player-coach for the American Hockey League's St. John's Maple Leafs. Quenneville broke into coaching with the AHL's Springfield Indians before serving as an Assistant Coach for the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche organization for two and a half seasons and helping Colorado capture the 1996 Stanley Cup.

Quenneville and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children: Dylan, Lily and Anna.

Kevin Dineen

Assistant Coach

Kevin Dineen is in his fourth season as an Assistant Coach for the Blackhawks; he captured his first Stanley Cup on June 15, 2015.

The Quebec City, Quebec, native previously led the Canadian women's national team to a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also served as Head Coach of the Florida Panthers from 2011-13, helping the club win the Southeast Division for the first time in franchise history in 2011-12. Dineen also served as Head Coach for the American Hockey League's Portland Pirates from 2005-11, winning the AHL's Coach of the Year award in 2005-06.

Before his coaching career, Dineen played 19 NHL seasons from 1984-2003, posting 760 points (355G, 405A) in 1,188 career games with Hartford, Philadelphia, Carolina, Ottawa and Columbus. He added 41 points (23G, 18A) in 59 career Stanley Cup Playoffs games with Hartford, Philadelphia and Carolina. Dineen appeared in two NHL All-Star Games (1988, 1989) and led the league in game-winning goals twice (1985-86, 1986-87). He was named the NHL's Man of the Year in 1990-91 in recognition of his involvement with charitable activities.

Dineen represented Canada in international competition six times, winning a silver medal at the 1985 and 1989 World Championships. He also played for Canada at the 1984 Winter Olympics and 1987 and 1993 World Championships.

Dineen and his wife, Annie, have four children: Hannah, Emma, William and Declan.

Ulf Samuelsson

Assistant Coach

Ulf Samuelsson is entering his first season as an Assistant Coach for the Blackhawks after being named to the coaching staff on June 15, 2017.

The Fagersta, Sweden, native joins the Blackhawks after spending the 2016-17 season as Head Coach of the American Hockey League's Charlotte Checkers. He led the Checkers to a 39-29-7-1 record and a berth in the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs. He has also served as an Assistant Coach in the National Hockey League with the Arizona (Phoenix) Coyotes (2006-11) and New York Rangers (2013-16).

Prior to his coaching career, Samuelsson played 16 seasons in the NHL for Hartford (1984-91), Pittsburgh (1991-95), the New York Rangers (1995-99), Detroit (1999) and Philadelphia (1999-2000). He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion, winning with Pittsburgh in 1991 and 1992. The defenseman played 1,080 career games, compiling 57 goals and 275 assists; his 2,453 career penalty minutes rank sixth all-time among blueliners. In 132 postseason games, he notched 34 points (7G, 27A).

Samuelsson represented Sweden at the 1985 and 1990 IIHF World Championships, the 1983 and 1984 IIHF U20 World Championships and the 1998 Winter Olympics.

Samuelsson and his wife, Jeanette, have four children: Phillip, Henrik, Adam and Victoria.

Don Granato

Assistant Coach

Don Granato is in his first season with the Blackhawks as Assistant Coach after being named to the coaching staff on June 15, 2017.

The Downers Grove, Ill., native most recently served as Associate Head Coach with the University of Wisconsin men's hockey team in 2016-17. Prior to that, Granato spent four years as Head Coach with the U.S. National Team Development Program, where he helped the U.S. capture the 2015 IIHF U18 World Championship and the 2014 U17 World Hockey Challenge.

Granato served as an Assistant Coach with the St. Louis Blues during the 2005-06 season and was Head Coach for the Chicago Wolves (2008-10) and the Worcester IceCats (2000-05), where he worked with Joel Quenneville in the Blues organization. He received the AHL's Louis A.R. Pieri Memorial Award as the league's outstanding coach during his first season at the helm of Worcester. He also coached three seasons in the ECHL with the Columbus Chill (1997-99) and Peoria Rivermen (1999-2000), following four seasons in the USHL with the Wisconsin Capitols (1993-94) and Green Bay Gamblers (1994-97), winning a championship at each level. He led Peoria to the 2000 ECHL Kelly Cup championship and claimed the 1996 USHL Clark Cup championship with Green Bay.

Before joining the coaching ranks, Granato played professionally for two seasons with Columbus (ECHL) from 1991-93, posting 26 goals and 64 assists in 103 career games. He spent four seasons (1987-91) at the University of Wisconsin, where he compiled 88 points (45G, 43A) in 162 career games and won a national championship with the Badgers in 1990.

Jimmy Waite

Goaltending Coach

Jimmy Waite is in his fourth season as Goaltending Coach for the Blackhawks. He guided the Blackhawks to the 2015 Jennings Trophy with a league-low 189 goals allowed during the regular season (tied with Montreal), and won his first Stanley Cup on June 15, 2015.

The Sherbrooke, Quebec, native previously spent three seasons as the Goaltending Coach for the Chicoutimi Saguenéens (2011-14) of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Prior to his coaching career, Waite enjoyed a 22-year professional playing career from 1988-2010. Originally selected by the Blackhawks in the first round (eighth overall) of the 1987 National Hockey League Draft, he appeared in 58 games with Chicago over parts of eight seasons (1988-97). Waite appeared in 106 career NHL games with the Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks and Arizona (Phoenix) Coyotes from 1988-99. He spent the last nine seasons of his playing career in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) in Germany.

Before his professional career, Waite played junior hockey with Chicoutimi in the QMJHL and helped lead Canada to a gold medal at the 1988 World Junior Championship.

Waite has a wife, Nancy, and two sons, Brandon and Matthew. He is the younger brother of former Blackhawks Goaltending Coach Stephane Waite.

Matt Meacham

Video Coach

Matt Meacham is in his fifth season as the Blackhawks Video Coach. He is responsible for all video analysis and breakdowns of pre-scouting and game film, focusing on systems and team tendencies.

Meacham previously spent six seasons with the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League and was a member of the 2011 Calder Cup championship team. His main duties included pre-scouting upcoming opponents, analyzing game tape and producing gameday preparation videos. He also handled processing the Senators' day-to-day transactions with the league office.

The Massena, N.Y., native graduated from SUNY Cortland in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in sport management and played two professional seasons with the United Hockey League's Elmira Jackals and the Southern Professional Hockey League's Jacksonville Barracudas.

Meacham and his wife, Lindsay, reside in the western suburbs.

Paul Goodman

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Paul Goodman is in his 10th season with the Blackhawks as Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Goodman joined the Blackhawks after spending six years as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Vermont. In 2006, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) named Goodman the State/Provincial Director of the Year, and he also was a finalist for the NSCA's College Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year award. In addition to UVM, Goodman also spent time with USA Women's Hockey and the New York Rangers.

Goodman is a 1996 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and he received his master's degree in 2002 while serving as a member of the Badgers' strength and conditioning staff.

As the Strength and Conditioning Coach, Goodman is responsible for the development of all players within the organization by preparing on- and off-ice training regimens during the season and in the offseason. Through the creation of, Goodman is able to track individual player performance and progress throughout all club affiliates, as well as prospects and draft picks from all over the world. He also works in conjunction with the sports medicine staff by assisting in the rehabilitation process for injured athletes.

Paul and his wife, Susan, and son, Grant, currently reside in the western suburbs.

Christian Burrus

Dev. Strength and Conditioning Coach

Christian Burrus is entering his second season with the Chicago Blackhawks as Developmental Strength and Conditioning Coach. He joined the Blackhawks after spending three years as the Strength and Conditioning Coach at Breck School. The Evanston, Ill., native also served as a Pro Hockey Strength and Conditioning Coach at 1st Athlete from 2012-16 and worked with the Blackhawks as Assistant Camp/NHL Combine Strength and Conditioning Coach from 2010-16.

He received a Masters of Education in Exercise Science from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2014 and previously earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies-Sciences from Harvard University in 2012; he worked as a Strength and Conditioning Intern for both universities.

Burrus, his wife, Lauren, and his daughter, Nora, currently reside in Minneapolis.

Kevin Delaney

Skating and Skills Development

Kevin Delaney is in his seventh season with the Blackhawks, specializing in skating and skills development. A lifelong hockey player and coach, he is the founder of Delaney Hockey, one of the top programs in Illinois for developing youth, high school, junior, college and pro hockey talent. Delaney also serves as Director of Player Development for the Chicago Young Americans Tier 1 AAA youth hockey program.

Delaney has held numerous coaching positions at the youth hockey level, earning distinctions with the Loyola Academy girls' team by winning back-to-back state championships in 2003 and 2004. He was named Blackhawk Alumni Billy Reay Coach of the Year in 2005.

In addition to coaching, Delaney serves as President of the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association (AHIHA). He graduated from Lake Forest College in 1992.

Yanic Perreault

Development Coach

Yanic Perreault is in his sixth season as Development Coach for the Blackhawks.

Perreault appeared in 859 career National Hockey League games over parts of 14 seasons with Toronto, Los Angeles, Montreal, Nashville, Arizona (Phoenix) and Chicago from 1993-2008, recording 516 points (247G, 269A) during that span. He was named to the Western Conference All-Star Team in 2007 as a member of the Coyotes and is widely considered one of the NHL's best faceoff men in recent history.

The Sherbrooke, Quebec, native appeared in 53 games with the Blackhawks during the 2007-08 season, his last in the NHL. Following his retirement, Perreault remained active in hockey as a trainer and coach for minor hockey in Sherbrooke before re-joining the Blackhawks organization.

Perreault and his wife, July, have four children: Jeremy, Liliane, Jacob and Gabriel.

Derek Plante

Development Coach

Derek Plante is entering his third season as Development Coach for the Blackhawks.

Plante appeared in 450 National Hockey League games over parts of nine seasons with Buffalo, Dallas, Chicago and Philadelphia from 1993-2001, recording 248 points (96G, 152A) over that span. Originally drafted by Buffalo in the eighth round (161st overall) of the 1989 NHL Draft, he posted 16 points (6G, 10A) in 41 career playoff games and won the Stanley Cup in 1999 with Dallas. Plante skated in 17 games with the Blackhawks during the 1999-2000 season.

Following his final NHL season in 2000-01, the Cloquet, Minn., native remained active in hockey as a coach for Team USA at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. Most recently, Plante served as an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota¬-Duluth, his alma mater, from 2010-15; he helped lead the team to their first NCAA championship in 2011.

Anders Sorensen

Development Coach

Anders Sorensen is in his third season as development coach for the Blackhawks.

Prior to working with the Blackhawks, the Södertälje, Sweden, native spent the 2014-15 season as head coach of the Chicago Mission U16 club and the 2010-11 season as head coach of the Chicago Mission U18 team. Sorensen was previously an assistant coach with the Swedish Hockey League's Södertälje from 2011-13 before serving as interim head coach in October 2013.

Peter Aubry

Developmental Goaltending Coach

Peter Aubry is entering his third season as developmental goaltending coach for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Prior to working with the Blackhawks, the Windsor, Ontario, native spent four years in NCAA Division I hockey as an assistant coach with Lake Superior State University as well as his alma mater, Mercyhurst University. Before embarking on his coaching career, Aubry played in the ECHL, American Hockey League and various European leagues.