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Hawks Add Yet Another Assistant Coach

Chicago Blackhawks general manager, Stan Bowman, is trying everything he can to improve upon this past season's first round exit.

Firing coaches, hiring new ones, trading players, dumping salary, this seasons Hawks offseason has it all.

After adding to the IceHogs coaching staff on Wednesday, Bowman has now added another coach to the Hawks staff.

University of Wisconsin associate head coach Don Granato is leaving the school and has accepted an offer to become an assistant coach with the Chicago Blackhawks.

"The situation that Donny's going to be in is a great opportunity," his brother Tony said who is UW's head coach "What Donny can add to a team is why he was pursued by them as aggressively as he was."

It's a great situation for Don, he'll be returning home with the Granato family based in Downers Grove. More importantly from a hockey standpoint, he'll be reunited with Joel Quenneville who he worked with when they were with the St. Louis Blues and also in Colorado.

This should be a great addition to Coach Q's staff, and Quenneville could find in Granato the same relationship he had with now gone Mike Kitchen.

Source: UW Badgers

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