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Hawks add Dineen to Quenneville's staff

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  • New Blackhawks assistant coach Kevin Dineen led the Canadian women's national team to a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

      New Blackhawks assistant coach Kevin Dineen led the Canadian women's national team to a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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The Chicago Blackhawks have hired Kevin Dineen as an assistant coach, team officials announced Monday.

Dineen and Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville were teammates from 1984 to 1990 when they played for the Hartford Whalers.

"Kevin brings proven leadership qualities, having served as an alternate captain and captain for several of his teams during his 19-year NHL career," said Stan Bowman, Blackhawks vice president and general manager Stan Bowman. "He will bring another well-respected voice to our coaching staff and we look forward to his contributions to our team."

Dineen, 50, most recently led the Canadian women's national team to a gold medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He was head coach of the Florida Panthers from 2011 to 2013, was a head coach in the AHL with Portland Pirates from 2005 to 2011.

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