BREAKING: The Chicago Blackhawks have announced a major hiring

Published September 1, 2023 at 0:14

Blackhawks Appoint Matt Smith as Goalie Development Coach

In a recent move, the AHL's Rockford IceHogs have added Matt Smith to their team as the goalie development coach, as reported by The Athletic's Scott Powers. At 33 years old, Smith brings coaching experience from his time with the Soo Greyhounds and Guelph Storm of the OHL. While he hasn't been on a team's staff since the 2017-18 season with Guelph, the Blackhawks have entrusted him with a crucial task.

Championing Goaltender Growth

Smith's role gains significance as he takes charge of nurturing the talent of two promising goalies within the Blackhawks organization: Drew Commesso and Jaxson Stauber. The pair is set to form Rockford's dynamic tandem in the upcoming season. With his coaching background and dedication, Smith's influence is anticipated to positively impact the growth and performance of these aspiring goaltenders.

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