The Blackhawks have hired Rob Cookson as an assistant coach, the team announced Wednesday. Marc Crawford was also elevated to associate coach on interim head coach Derek King's staff.

Cookson, 60, served as an assistant coach with Crawford in Ottawa from 2016-19 and was an assistant on Crawford's staff with the ZSC Lions of the National League A from 2012-16. The two of them guided the club to wins in the 2014 NLA Championship and 2016 Swiss Cup.

Cookson, most recently, was an assistant coach with HC Lugano of the National League in Switzerland, where he coached Blackhawks forward Philipp Kurashev.