Dudley will help scout, evaluate trades

12/15/2004 - Chicago Blackhawks

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks hired former Florida
Panthers general manager Rick Dudley on Wednesday as a hockey
operations consultant.

Dudley, 55, will work with Blackhawks general manager Bob
Pulford and assistant general manager Dale Tallon in a variety of
areas including scouting and consulting on trades.

Dudley played for the Buffalo Sabres in the 1970s, later coached
that team and the International Hockey League's Detroit Vipers, and
was general manager of the Ottawa Senators in 1998-99, the Tampa
Bay Lightning from 1999 to 2002, and the Panthers from 2002 until
he was fired this year.