Blackhawks Coach Joel Quenneville Open To Coaching In 2018 Olympics


quennevilleChicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has won two Stanley Cups in the last four years, and now it appears he might want to add some Olympic experience to his already impressive resume.

When asked about coaching at the 2018 Winter Games, Quenneville voiced interest in the opportunity.

“Yeah, it’d be great,” he told ESPN’s Scott Powers. “I think the Canadians, they’ve done an outstanding job, that staff. I commend them on what they’ve accomplished over the past couple Olympics.”

The Canadian team has won gold in the last two Winter Games, with the head coach of the Blackhawks’ rival, the Detroit Red Wings’ Mike Babcock, at the helm.

Quenneville also supported NHL players continuing to compete for their countries.

“I’m fine with the whole process. I don’t mind it. I think the players are excited about it,” he said.

Quenneville holds dual U.S.-Canadian citizenship, making him theoretically eligible to coach for either country. His allegiance, however, sounds like it remains with his home country.

“We’ll see,” he said. “I’m a Canadian. I don’t know if that’s. … We’ll see.”

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