It’s hard to keep good young hockey players in a program for long and Wisconsin head coach Tony Granato has found out it’s difficult to keep good coaches around very long too.
The answer came this week when Associate Head Coach Don Granato accepted an offer to become an NHL assistant coach with the Chicago Blackhawks.
The move comes just one season after Tony Granato took over the program and brought Don Granato and Mark Osiecki with him to run the Badger hockey program.
All three coaches have had success running their own programs and its the reason why the Blackhawks came calling.
“The situation that Donny’s going to be in is a great opportunity,” said Tony Granato. “What Donny can add to a team is why he was pursued by them as aggressively as he was.” [Read more…]