The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have hired Steve Weeks as the team’s goaltending coach.

“We are thrilled with the addition of Steve Weeks to our organization” said Blackhawks Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman. “He has over two decades of professional hockey experience and is a well-respected coach both on and off the ice.”

Weeks 55 has more than 25 years of National Hockey League experience as a player coach and scout most recently serving as an assistant coach and goaltending specialist for nine seasons with the Atlanta Thrashers from 2001 to 2010. Prior to joining the Thrashers Weeks spent eight seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes (formerly Hartford Whalers) organization from 1993 to 2001 where he served as a goaltending coach and scout.

“It’s an honor to join a championship caliber organization like the Chicago Blackhawks” said Weeks. “I look forward to working with Corey (Crawford) and Nikolai (Khabibulin) and helping contribute to the continued success of this franchise.”