Report: Blackhawks To Hire Ulf Samuelsson

Samuelsson, 53, will replace Mike Kitchen.

Behind the bench, Samuelsson was most recently the head coach of the Charlotte Checkers, the Carolina Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate. He had served as an assistant with the Coyotes from 2006-11 and as an assistant with the Rangers from 2013-16. Between those jobs he was the head coach of Modo in the SHL from 2011-13.

As a player, Samuelsson was a second round pick by the Hartford Whalers in 1982. He and Joel Quenneville were teammates with the Whalers for parts of six seasons (between 1984-1990). His career ledger shows 333 points and 2,453 penalty minutes in 1,080 career regular season games. He won back-to-back Stanley Cups with Pittsburgh in 1991 and 1992.

7 thoughts on “Report: Blackhawks To Hire Ulf Samuelsson

  1. I coach, in and of himself, does not “right” a power play or penalty kill unit. It takes the talent on the ice to make that happen. There are multiple reasons why the Chicago PP and PK has denigrated. And Toews, Keith and Seabrook in particular share in this.

  2. Iff he signed with the Hawks ….because its not a done deal yet ….i think he will be abble to help the young guys and all the guys from his country playing for the Hawks next season …
    Waiting for the news that he did accept and for how long.

  3. One other perspective. Since Stan has dealt with Ron Francis a couple of times now in Carolina, he will certainly be able to pick Ulf’s brain about defenseman or players the Hawks might be interested in and give Stan a better indication if he thinks an available Hurricane player is worth asking for in a trade or discussing.

  4. Craig, with already being good trade relations with CAR this could be good. SAJ, MON, FLR, WIN and CAR have been the teams. Do those teams have anybody we want/need.

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