The Kitchener Rangers have promoted Daniel Tkaczuk from assistant to associate coach.
It's the first big move by new skipper Jay McKee who joined the Rangers last season along with Tkaczuk.
McKee is now on the hunt for an assistant coach.
He has received dozens of applications from all levels of hockey. The former NHLer has also reached out to some of his former teammates.
There is no rush to fill the post.
Tkaczuk is well liked and a great hire. He is a skills specialist and helped run drills at practice last season among a myriad of other things.