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Blackhawks Coaching Staff

Joel Quenneville

Head Coach

Joel Quenneville is in his ninth 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 618 regular-season games behind the Blackhawks bench, the team has compiled a record of 363-181-74. His regular-season points percentage of .647 is the best in Chicago franchise history, while his .624 postseason winning percentage (73-44) 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 801-464-77-115 record over parts of 19 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 801 wins lead active head coaches and rank second in NHL history, while his 1,457 games behind the bench also lead active head coaches and rank third all-time. The Windsor, Ontario, native has guided 17 of his 19 teams to the postseason, which includes reaching the conference finals on six occasions, as well as postseason berths in eight consecutive seasons from 2009 to 2016 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 15 of his 16 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. He helped Colorado capture the 1996 Stanley Cup in that position.

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

Kevin Dineen

Assistant Coach

Kevin Dineen is in his third 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 Coach of the Year in 2005-06.

Before his coaching career, Dineen played 19 NHL seasons from 1984 to 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. He appeared in two NHL All-Star Games (1988, 1989) and led the league in game-winning goals twice (1985-86, 1986-87).

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.

Mike Kitchen

Assistant Coach

Mike Kitchen is in his seventh season as an Assistant Coach for the Blackhawks; he has won two Stanley Cups with the team. The Newmarket, Ontario, native previously spent three seasons as an Assistant Coach with the Florida Panthers (2007-10). He also served as the Head Coach of the St. Louis Blues for three seasons (2004-06) and led the club to a postseason berth in 2004. Prior to that, Kitchen served as an Assistant Coach with the Blues from 1998-2003, during Joel Quenneville's tenure in St. Louis. They led the Blues to a franchise-record 114 points in 1999-2000 while earning the Presidents' Trophy, and together the two have never missed the playoffs.

Kitchen also spent nine seasons as an Assistant Coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs (1989-98), helping the club reach the postseason five times, including two appearances in the conference finals. He played eight seasons in the National Hockey League as a defenseman, collecting 74 points (12G, 62A) and 370 penalty minutes in 474 regular-season games with the Colorado Rockies (1976-82) and New Jersey Devils (1982-84). Kitchen and Quenneville were teammates in Colorado and New Jersey from 1979-83.

Kitchen and his wife, Jill, have two daughters, Amy and Megan.

Jimmy Waite

Goaltending Coach

Jimmy Waite is in his third 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 fourth season as the Blackhawks Video Coach. He joined the organization after spending six seasons with the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League, most recently as the club's Video Coach/Hockey Administrator. Meacham's 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.

Matt Meacham is in his fourth season as the Blackhawks Video Coach.

Meacham joined the organization after spending six seasons with the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League, most recently as the club's Video Coach/Hockey Administrator. Meacham's 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.

Paul Goodman

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Paul Goodman is in his ninth season with the Blackhawks as Strength and Conditioning Coach. He 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 blackhawkstrength.com, 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 first season with the Chicago Blackhawks after being named Developmental Strength and Conditioning Coach in August 2016. 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 sixth 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 also worked as a player/instructor with the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association (AHIHA). He graduated from Lake Forest College in 1992.

Yanic Perreault

Development Coach

Yanic Perreault is entering his fifth season as Development Coach for the Chicago 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. Perreault, who was named to the Western Conference All-Star Team in 2007 as a member of the Coyotes, 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 second season as development coach for the Chicago 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 entering his second season as development coach for the Chicago 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 second season as development 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 both Lake Superior State University and his alma mater, Mercyhurst University. Before embarking on his coaching career, Aubry played in the ECHL, American Hockey League and various European leagues.