The Chicago Blackhawks hired Jimmy Waite as the team's goaltending coach. Waite appeared in 58 games with the Blackhawks over parts of eight seasons from 1988-97.

"I'm very excited to come back to the Chicago Blackhawks, the team that drafted me in 1987," Waite said. "I look forward to working with Corey (Crawford) and Antti (Raanta), and to help contribute to the success of this organization."

Waite spent the past three seasons as the goaltending coach for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League following the end of his 22-year playing career.

"We are pleased to welcome Jimmy back to our organization in his new role," said Blackhawks vice president and general manager Stan Bowman. "He has over two decades of professional hockey experience and will be a great addition to our coaching staff."

Waite is also the younger brother of former Blackhawks goaltending coach Stephane Waite, who joined Montreal's organization last year.