(CBS) The Blackhawks have hired Jimmy Waite as their knew goaltending coach, they announced Monday afternoon.

The 45-year-old Waite is a former Blackhawk player, having appeared in 58 games with the franchise over parts of eight seasons from 1988 to 1997.

“We are pleased to welcome Jimmy back to our organization in his new role,” Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said. “He has over two decades of professional hockey experience and will be a great addition to our coaching staff.”

Waite has spent the past three seasons as a goaltending coach in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League after retiring as a player in 2010.

“I’m very excited to come back to the Chicago Blackhawks, the team that drafted me in 1987,” Waite said. “I look forward to working with Corey (Crawford) and Antti (Raanta) and to help contribute to the success of this organization.”

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