Chicago Blackhawks hires Rob Cookson as an assistant, promotes Marc Crawford as assistant coach

CHICAGO – Chicago Blackhawks has hired Rob Cookson as an assistant coach and promoted Marc Crawford as an assistant coach.

Blackhawks announced the transfers before Wednesday night in Seattle. Cookson, 60, has also worked for NHL staffs in Ottawa, Calgary and Philadelphia.

“Robin’s extensive NHL experience will complement our staff immediately,” interim CEO Kyle Davidson said in a statement. “It’s his fresh perspective that really benefits the team as we work on this transition. We look forward to seeing Rob meet us on this trip and I know he’s eager to start with this group.”

Blackhawks had been working with smaller staff since coach Jeremy Colliton and assistants Tomas Mitell and Sheldon Brookbank were fired on November 6th. Derek King was promoted from a minor and temporarily replaced Colliton.

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