Cassidy Promoted to Blackhawks Assistant
Friday, May 21, 2004; Page D04
Former Washington Capitals coach Bruce Cassidy has been promoted from scout to assistant coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, where he will work under head coach Brian Sutter, who signed a one-year extension with the club on Wednesday.
Cassidy was fired by the Capitals on Dec. 10, three months into his second season in the NHL, and replaced by Glen Hanlon. Cassidy joined the Chicago scouting staff in mid-January and scouted Eastern Conference games for the remainder of the regular season.
Drafted in the first round by the Blackhawks in 1983, Cassidy was hired primarily to work with Chicago's young defensemen. Behind the Blackhawks' bench, Cassidy joins assistant coach Denis Savard and replaces Al Mac Adam.
"I'm excited to get back at it," Cassidy said in an interview with ChicagoBlackhawks.com, the team's Web site. "The last one [as the head coach in Washington] didn't work out as well as I would have liked, but I'm looking forward to this challenge."
-- Tarik El-Bashir
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