Blackhawks Announce Anders Sorenson Staying in Rockford

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Blackhawks Announce Anders Sorenson Staying in Rockford

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After announcing two new assistant coaches on Luke Richardson’s staff in Chicago — including Derek King — on Monday, the Blackhawks started Tuesday by announcing Anders Sorenson will remain the head coach in Rockford.

Sorenson, 47, named interim head coach of the IceHogs on Nov. 6, 2021 and subsequently led the team to a 35-26-4-1 record and a playoff berth. The Blackhawks organization’s leadership was very happy with his work and now rewards him with the permanent head coach title.

“After seeing how Anders excelled in the interim head coaching role last season, we felt confident in promoting him to the full-time position,” Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davidson said in the team statement. “The road between Rockford and Chicago is much shorter now and the connection between the two teams is vital to our plan. We trust that Anders will be able to empower our group of prospects and get them ready to play at the NHL level so we will have a stronger and more successful team in the future.”

Author: Tab Bamford

Tab is the Lead Blackhawks voice for BN. He is the author of two books about the Blackhawks, most recently "Chicago Blackhawks: An Illustrated Timeline" (Reedy Press, 2021). Find him on Twitter at @The1Tab