Chicago Blackhawks: Yanic Perreault

Faceoff great Perreault helps Hawks

October, 3, 2013
10/03/13
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CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville wants his players to improve on faceoffs this season and has been actively looking for ways to make that happen.

On Thursday, Quenneville turned to one of the NHL’s greatest faceoff players, Yanic Perreault, to instruct the Blackhawks. Perreault, who is a Blackhawks development coach, spent about 20 minutes working with the team’s forwards on faceoffs.

“He’s been a good pro,” Quenneville said of Perreault. “Throughout his career, his forte was efficiency in the faceoff circle. He’s going to help us organizationally here and in Rockford and throughout the system as well. He’s a great asset to have and great resource talking with our centerman and wingers that jump into faceoffs. Whether it’s the thought process, something they can pick up, he’ll be around and working with them.

“You [hope] something can be planted in their brains whether it’s trying something in the faceoffs or an awareness of what guys are doing and their tendencies, but it’s something we should be able to get more effective in that area.”

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