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Keith Carney is in his third season with the Blackhawks as player development coach after being named to the position on Sept. 7, 2011. A former NHL defenseman who played with the Blackhawks from 1993-98, Carney brings 21 years of professional hockey experience to his position.

Selected in the third round (76th overall) by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, Carney spent three years at the University of Maine before breaking into the NHL with the Sabres in the 1991-92 season. He logged 1,018 games at the NHL level, amassing 228 points (45G, 183A) over 19 seasons with the Sabres, Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes (1998-2001), Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001-06), Vancouver Canucks (2005-06) and Minnesota Wild (2006-08), before retiring from professional hockey in 2009. He also skated for Team USA in the 1990 World Junior Championship and 1998 Olympics.

Carney and his wife, Amy, are the parents of triplet boys, Kade, Aidan and Cole; and a daughter, Morgan.