The Chicago Blackhawks have announced the hirings Kendall Coyne Schofield, Erik Condra, and Juan Gonzalez to the organization's Hockey Operations department. Schofield is the organization's first-ever female Player Development coach.
The 28-year old Schofield has years of success in the hockey world. From competing in the World Junior Championships at the age of 15 to winning Olympic Gold medal in 2018 for Team USA, Schofield knows how to win.
Schofield's role in the Blackhawks organization will be as a Player Development Coach as well as a Youth Hockey Growth Specialist.
This hire makes complete sense for the Blackhawks. Schofield is a fresh, new voice in hockey with a pedigree of winning. She is also a remarkable ambassador for women's hockey and can use her experience to advance the growth of hockey for all players.
As well as the Schofield hire, the Blackhawks have also brought aboard eight-year NHL veteran Erik Condra as a Player Development Coach and Juan Gonzalez as the Rockford IceHogs strength and conditioning coach.