Kenny McCudden enters his 14th season as skating and skills coach for the Wolves.
The Chicago native worked with the Wolves from 1994-97 and began his second stint with the team prior to the 2002-03 season. McCudden also served as the team's radio and television analyst from 1995-97.
In addition to training the Atlanta Thrashers’ top prospects for nine seasons, McCudden has worked with players from the Colorado Avalanche and New York Rangers. He began working with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1979 as a 17-year-old stick boy and, by the time he left the organization six years later, bcame the team's assistant equipment manager.
The operator and owner of Ice Company Hockey Schools, he has worked with thousands of Chicago-area children since 1990.
McCudden, who resides in the northwest suburbs, is among the few coaches who work with a wide range of skaters: everyone from children learning to skate to National Hockey League professionals. He has served as the skating and skills coach for USA Hockey’s Women’s National Team since 2011.