Blackhawks Give Ted Dent 3 Year Extension

The Blackhawks announced a three-year extension for Rockford IceHogs coach Ted Dent on Thursday. The new deal runs through the 2018-19 season.

From the release:

Dent is in his fifth season as Head Coach of the IceHogs and his 10th overall campaign as a coach for the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, which includes nine seasons in Rockford. During his first five seasons as Head Coach of the IceHogs, Dent has helped guide the club to a 196-140-24-18 record and is the franchise’s all-time leader in games coached (378) and wins. The team, which clinched a 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs berth on April 6, returned to the playoffs in 2015, sweeping the defending Calder Cup Champion Texas Stars in three games in the first round before falling to the Grand Rapids Griffins in the second round. Dent has been instrumental in helping develop dozens of players who have been called up from Rockford to Chicago during the past nine seasons.

3 thoughts on “Blackhawks Give Ted Dent 3 Year Extension

  1. Good question Greg. There had been rumblings last year that Dent was interested in jumping to the NHL as an Assistant if the opportunity presented itself.

    I wonder if there is a clause in this contract extension that would allow him to do that.

    I will say this about him, in just about every interview I’ve ever seen, he points out that his number one goal is to get players prepared to be called up by the Hawks.

    This line in the press release pretty much says it all
    “Dent has been instrumental in helping develop dozens of players who have been called up from Rockford to Chicago during the past nine seasons.”

  2. What else would his job be than to prepare players to further their advance in professional hockey? Mr. Dent is very astute in his profession. Ready for the n.h.l. ,..,not for a few more years apparently. Really a great asset to the Hawks farm team.
    Keep up the great work Ted.

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