The Chicago Blackhawks have hired their new goaltending coach. And the surname, at least, is a very familiar one.
PHILADELPHIA – The Blackhawks are looking for a new goaltending coach, as they have parted ways with Steve Weeks.
PHILADELPHIA – The Blackhawks took care of two of their restricted free agents, signing forward Ben Smith and backup goaltender Antti Raanta to two-year deals on Friday.
Bill Peters had some good seasons as coach of the Rockford IceHogs, who he guided to two Calder Cup postseason appearances. Now, Peters gets his first NHL head coaching opportunity.
Ben Smith and Antti Raanta each had his “breakout” moments this season.