Blackhawks hire former Wolves GM

The Chicago Blackhawks named longtime Chicago Wolves general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff as the new assistant general manager on Monday, Cheveldayoff's first job in the NHL.

Cheveldayoff oversaw the Wolves to Turner Cup victories in the IHL in 1997-98 and 1998-99, and to Calder Cup victories in the AHL in 2001-02 and 2007-08.

Before joining the Wolves for the 1997-98 season, Cheveldayoff was assistant vice president of hockey operations and assistant coach for the Denver Grizzlies and Utah Grizzlies, teams that won the 1995 and 1996 Turner Cup championships. Eight of the 14 teams he has helped build have cracked the 100-point mark in the regular season, which includes six Chicago squads.