On Friday morning, USA Hockey announced a new management and coaching team for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team.
Tony Granato, currently the head coach at the University of Wisconsin, has been named the head coach of Team USA. His assistant coaches will include former Blackhawks defenseman Chris Chelios. Keith Allain, Ron Rolston and Scott Young will serve as the other assistants.
In June, the Blackhawks hired Don Granato, Tony’s brother, away from the Wisconsin coaching staff to serve as an assistant in Chicago under Joel Quenneville.
USA Hockey also named Jim Johannson as the team general manager and Ben Smith as director of player personnel. Johannson is currently the assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey as well.