Chicago Blackhawks Hire Kendall Coyne Schofield for Player Development Role

The Chicago Blackhawks have announced the team is bringing in Kendall Coyne Schofield to become a Player Development Coach & Youth Hockey Growth Specialist.  

The announcement came Monday as the team continues to prep for new beginnings in Chicago. The team also signed Erik Condra to Player Development and Juan Gonzalez for their AHL team's training staff.

GM Stan Bowman had this to say via a team release:

Adding talented people with diverse and multi-faceted backgrounds like Kendall, Erik and Juan enhances our operations as we assess the changing landscape of hockey at all levels and continue to build and maintain a system of elite hockey. Each of these individuals brings unique experience to their position, and we are excited to welcome them to the Blackhawks family.

Coyne Schofield has taken the hockey world by storm over the past couple of years, including working for NBC and putting on a skating clinic at the All-Star game. She's currently a member of the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association, and has won an Olympic gold and silver medal, along with six world championships. 

Great hire by the Hawks! 

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