Chicago Blackhawks head coach Jeremy Collitan and assistants Thomas Mittal and Sheldon Brookbank were sacked on Saturday.
Derek King, who runs the club’s Rockford, AHL branch, has been appointed interim head coach.
“This team has a lot of talent, I have a talent I know from my time with the company and I look forward to working with them behind the bench,” King said. Taken from the site of the National League. I appreciate the support of Kyle Davidson (CEO) and Danny Wirtz (CEO) in this process. I fully understand my role and where I am and I am ready to do the work needed to make the company successful. ”
Deputy deputies Mark Crawford, Jimmy Waite, Matt Micham and Dylan Crawford will continue their jobs. Sweden’s Anders Sorensen replaces King at Rockford.
Affected Blackhawks The Winnipeg Jets won 5-1 on Friday, Has a record of nine wins and two losses in overtime so far this season.
“We appreciate everything that Jeremy has brought to the Blackhawks and look forward to working with Derek, our interim head coach, as we work to rebuild our entire hockey operations team,” Wirtz added.
In addition to their sporting hardships, the Hawks have been hit by a storm in recent weeks after revealing about their former video manager Brad Aldrich, who was sexually harassed by the company’s former player Kyle Beach. The scandal has led to the departure of General Manager, Stan Bowman, and Al Makisak, vice president of hockey operations. Joel Quenneville, the Hawks’ head coach at the time, lost his job behind the Florida Panthers bench.
“The last few weeks have been very difficult for our organization and we have had to make many changes that are necessary,” Wirtz admitted. As we look to the future, we know we need to regain the trust of our fans and we are grateful for the support shown by our community. ”
On November 6, 2018, Colliton became the 38th head coach in Blackhawk history. At 33, he was the youngest coach in the NHL when he replaced Quenneville. Colliton was 87-92-26 in the regular season and 4-5 in the playoffs with the Hawks.