HEAD COACH, ROCKFORD (AHL)
Ted Dent is in his third season as Head Coach for the Rockford IceHogs after being promoted to the position on July 21, 2011. In his two seasons as Head Coach, Rockford has posted a 77-63-4-8 record in 152 regular-season games. Dent has completed seven overall campaigns as a coach for the Blackhawks’ American Hockey League affiliate and has been part of the organization for both Stanley Cup championship seasons.
Working alongside Head Coaches Mike Haviland and Bill Peters from 2007-11 as an assistant coach, the IceHogs posted a regular-season record of 216-145-17-22 and qualified for the Calder Cup playoffs in four of five seasons.
Dent has been instrumental in helping develop over 30 players who were called up from the IceHogs to the Chicago Blackhawks during the past seven seasons, including 2013 Stanley Cup Champions Corey Crawford, NiklasHjalmarsson, Bryan Bickell, Nick Leddy, Marcus Kruger, Andrew Shaw, Brandon Saad and Brandon Bollig.
Prior to joining the Blackhawks organization, Dent was the head coach of the ECHL’s Columbia Inferno for the 2005-06 season. During the 2004-05 season, Dent was the assistant coach of the ECHL Kelly Cup champions Trenton Titans.
Dent played parts of four seasons in professional hockey. The centerman’s top season came during the 1993-94 campaign, when he potted 84 points in 67 games with the ECHL’s Johnstown Chiefs. In 194 career games at the professional level, Dent totaled 198 points.
Dent played his college hockey at St. Lawrence University, graduating with a B.S. in sports management in 1992. During his time at St. Lawrence, the Saints won the ECAC Championship in 1989 and 1992, advancing to the NCAA tournament both seasons.
After Dent’s playing career ended, he joined the Washington Capitals as a video coordinator from 1999-2004. During his time in Washington, Dent worked with Randy Carlyle, Ron Wilson, Tim Hunter and Tim Army. He assisted coaches on the penalty kill, prepared and broke down all team videos for system meetings and was responsible for pre-scouting upcoming opponents.
Dent and his wife, Katherine, have three children: Dylan, Morgan and Paige.