Olympic hockey star Kendall Coyne Schofield becomes the 1st woman hired by Chicago Blackhawks as a player development coach

Kendall Coyne Schofield has added another first to her hockey resume.The Olympic women’s hockey gold medalist will join the Rockford IceHogs staff as player development coach and youth hockey growth specialist, the Chicago Blackhawks announced Monday. She’s believed to be the first female full-time coaching hire in the Hawks organization.On Jan. 25, 2019, the Palos Heights native made headlines as the first woman to compete in the NHL All-Stars skills competition, timing at 14.326 seconds in the fastest-skater challenge.Coyne Schofield has been part of the Hawks organization in various roles f…

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