Jimmy Waite is in his fifth 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.