Aug 12, 2013, 3:41 PM EST
The Chicago Blackhawks have hired former NHL netminder Steve Weeks as the team’s new goaltending coach.
Weeks will replace Stephane Waite, who left for Montreal this summer.
Most recently, Weeks was an assistant coach and goaltending specialist for the Atlanta Thrashers from 2001 to 2010.
“We are thrilled with the addition of Steve Weeks to our organization,” said Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman in a release. “He has over two decades of professional hockey experience and is a well-respected coach both on and off the ice.”
During his NHL player career, Weeks suited up for the New York Rangers, Hartford Whalers, Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings and Ottawa Senators.
“It’s an honor to join a championship caliber organization like the Chicago Blackhawks,” said Weeks. “I look forward to working with Corey (Crawford) and Nikolai (Khabibulin) and helping contribute to the continued success of this franchise.”
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