Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman is joining the Chicago Blackhawks as a senior adviser for hockey operations.

Bowman has won nine Stanley Cup championships as a coach. He's to be introduced at news conference Thursday at the United Center.

The 74-year-old Bowman has been a special consultant with the Detroit Red Wings, a team he coached to three Stanley Cup titles.

He also won five championships with the Montreal Canadiens and another with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Bowman's son Stan is the Blackhawks' assistant general manager.

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