Richmond Times-Dispatch

Blackhawks make breakthrou­gh hire

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The Chicago Blackhawks hired Kendall Coyne Schofield as a player developmen­t coach, making her the first woman to hold that position in the organizati­on’s 94-year history.

Coyne Schofield, 28, will work with the coaching staff of Chicago’s top minor league affiliate in Rockford, Ill., and serve as youth hockey growth specialist. The former U.S women’s national team forward previously held broadcasti­ng jobs with NBC Sports and the San Jose Sharks.

♦ The Boston Bruins signed forward Jake DeBrusk to a two-year dealwith an annual cap hit of $3.675 million. DeBrusk had 19 goals and 16 assists last season.

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