The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Tuesday the team had relieved Ted Dent, head coach of the AHL's Rockford IceHogs, of his duties.
"The Chicago Blackhawks thank Ted for all of his contributions throughout his tenure with the organization," Blackhawks Senior VP and GM Stan Bowman said. "He played a major role in helping a number of players reach the NHL level with the Chicago Blackhawks, many of whom became Stanley Cup champions. We wish Ted and his family the best."
Dent won 221 games in six seasons as IceHogs head coach, guiding the team to back-to-back Calder Cup playoff appearances in 2015 and 2016, before the team missed the postseason in 2017. Prior to being named head coach before the 2011-12 season, Dent spent the previous five seasons as an assistant coach with the IceHogs (2007-11) and Chicago’s previous AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals (2006-07).