The Chicago Blackhawks announced a series of hires on Monday, including one particularly notable for hockey fans.
Kendall Coyne Schofield, the U.S. Olympic gold medallist and star national team member — and competitor at the 2019 NHL All-Star Game’s fastest-skater event — has been brought on as a player development coach and specialist in the growth of youth hockey.
Erik Condra, an eight-year NHL veteran, was also named to the player development staff.
Coyne Schofield has been working in a variety of different roles over the last several years — a resume that includes some work as an analyst for NBC’s NHL coverage as well as local San Jose Sharks’ broadcasts.
Her new role with the Blackhawks will allow her to return to her hometown.
— Kendall Coyne Schofield (@KendallCoyne) November 23, 2020
Chicago also announced that Meghan Hunter, previously the organization’s senior executive assistant to GM Stan Bowman, has been promoted to the director of hockey administration and named an amateur scout.
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