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Ted Dent- Head Coach AHL

Ted has been in the Blackhawks organization for the past 9 years.  He started out as an Assistant Coach in the AHL with the Norfolk Admirals before relocating with the team to Rockford in 2006-07.  Ted was promoted to the Head Coaching position in the summer of 2011.  He is in his 4th year as Head Coach and has had a direct hand in helping develop over 30 different players to the NHL over the past 4 seasons.

Ted grew up in Toronto, Ontario and like many young boy’s he aspired to play in the NHL.  His favorite player growing up was Bobby Orr and his favorite team was his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs.  He attributes much of his success to his upbringing in Toronto and the strong support system coming from his Mom, Dad and siblings.  His two brothers would challenge Ted as a youngster as they all played competitive hockey growing up.

He played College Hockey at St. Lawrence University and it was in College that Ted met his wife Katherine.  He then went on to play four professional seasons in the CHL and ECHL.  He loved the competition and proved to himself and many others that he had the skills and the determination to play professional hockey.  When Ted retired in 1996 and started his new life with Katherine he new that he wouldn’t be happy without being involved in hockey – it was at that point that Ted started to apprentice and study the art of being a coach.

His first coaching assignment after being a volunteer assistant coach in the ECHL was with the Washington Capitals as the Video Coach.  It was in Washington that Ted studied the professional game and learned from the coaches he worked along side.  After 5 years in Washington Ted moved behind the bench in the ECHL as a full time Assistant Coach.  Including his time as Video Coach in Washington this is Ted’s 16th consecutive year coaching professional hockey.  He has worked the bench in both the AHL and ECHL as both a Head Coach and an Assistant Coach – hopefully  one day soon Ted can live out his dream of coaching in the NHL.

Ted is a hockey junkie.  He loves being around the sport, teaching it to young players, or just talking shop with anyone that shares the same passion for the sport. He feels very fortunate to be involved in the game he loves.  If you would like to contact Ted directly he is on twitter or you can email him.

Twitter –  @tdent10
Email – topgunhock@aol.com

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