Blackhawks' Torchetti joins Thrashers

ATLANTA -- John Torchetti has left the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks to serve as associate head coach under Atlanta Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay.

The 45-year-old Torchetti has been an assistant with Tampa Bay, Florida, Los Angeles and Chicago. He was an interim head coach with Florida and Los Angeles.

This will be the fourth city in which Torchetti has worked with new Thrashers general manager Rick Dudley.