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Ken Hitchcock
Head Coach

Ken Hitchcock was named the 24th head coach in St. Louis Blues history on Nov. 7, 2011.

In 2013, Hitchcock led the Blues to their second consecutive playoff appearance while becoming the 11th head coach in NHL history to reach 600 wins on April 16 against Vancouver and the ninth coach in Blues history to notch 70 wins on April 23 against Colorado.

In 2011-12, Hitchcock led the Blues to their best 10-game start under a new coach in franchise history (7-1-2) and the second best season in franchise history (49-22-11, 109 pts). Hitchcock guided the club to its first Central Division title since 2000 and was named the NHL’s 2012 Jack Adams award winner as the league’s best coach, becoming the fourth recipient in Blues history.

He has compiled a 603-382-171 record in 1,156 regular season games with Columbus, Philadelphia, Dallas and St. Louis during his NHL coaching career. In 16 seasons behind the bench, he has led his teams to 10 Stanley Cup Playoff appearances, seven division titles (St. Louis, Central Division: 2012; Dallas, Central Division: 1996-01; Philadelphia, Atlantic Division: 2003-04) and a pair of second place finishes, while recording at least 40 wins 10 times and 100 points on nine occasions. He has also led his teams to a 72-64 record in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including a 16-7 mark in 1998-99 when he guided the Stars to the Stanley Cup.

Hitchcock became the 13th coach in NHL history to record 500 wins on Feb. 19, 2009 at Toronto and currently stands 11th on the all-time wins list. On Mar. 15, 2012 at Carolina, he became the 14th coach in NHL history to coach in 1,100 or more games.
Hitchcock began his professional coaching career as an assistant coach with the Flyers from 1990-93 before spending two-plus seasons as the head coach of the Kalamazoo Wings/Michigan K-Wings, Dallas’ International Hockey League affiliate. He took over as head coach of the Stars midway through the 1995-96 season and in 1996-97 led them to the Central Division title. That year, Dallas became just the ninth team in NHL history to go from last place to first place in one season. The club’s 38-point improvement from 66 to 104 was tied for the fifth-best in league history.

Hitchcock spent parts of seven seasons in Dallas, compiling a 277-166-60 regular season record and 47-33 playoff mark. He led his teams to five Central Division titles, two President’s Trophies (1997-98, 1998-99) and two Western Conference championships (1999, 2000) in addition to the 1999 Stanley Cup. He holds Stars franchise records for wins (277), playoff wins (47), playoff winning percentage (.588) and in 1998-99 led the club to franchise single season records for wins, points and highest winning percentage with a 51-19-12 mark and 114 points (.695). He was nominated for the Jack Adams Award three times (1997, 1998, 1999) and served as the Western Conference’s head coach in three All-Star Games (1997, 1998, 1999).

On May 14, 2002, he was named Flyers head coach and led the club to a 131-83-40 record and a 19-18 mark in the playoffs. Philadelphia posted three-straight 100-point seasons from 2002-06, captured the Atlantic Division title in 2003-04 and advanced to the 2004 Eastern Conference Finals. On Mar. 21, 2006, Hitchcock guided the Flyers to a 2-1 win over New Jersey, becoming the fifth-fastest coach in NHL history to record 400 wins (736 games). He also served as an assistant coach for the Eastern Conference in the 2003 and 2004 All-Star Games.

Hitchcock has also represented Canada at numerous international competitions. He was named head coach of Team Canada for the 2008 World Championships and led the squad to the silver medal. He also been an associate coach for Team Canada at the 2002 and 2006 Olympic Games, winning the gold medal at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, and will again serve in that capacity at the 2010 Games in Vancouver. He helped Team Canada win the World Cup of Hockey Tournament in 2004 as an associate coach and was an assistant on gold medal-winning squads at the 2002 World Championships and the 1987 World Junior Championships.

Prior to joining the professional ranks, Hitchcock was one of the winningest coaches in the history of the Western Hockey League. From 1984-90, he led the Kamloops Blazers to a 291-125-15 record with his .693 winning percentage ranking second in WHL history. He was the league’s Coach of the Year in 1986-87 and 1989-90 and was also named the Canadian Major Junior Coach of the Year in 1989-90 after leading Kamloops to the WHL championship and a third place finish in the Memorial Cup Tournament.

A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Hitchcock was born on December 17, 1951.



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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Steen 68 33 29 17 62
T. Oshie 79 21 39 19 60
D. Backes 74 27 30 14 57
J. Schwartz 80 25 31 28 56
A. Pietrangelo 81 8 43 20 51
K. Shattenkirk 81 10 35 1 45
V. Tarasenko 64 21 22 20 43
D. Roy 75 9 28 -1 37
J. Bouwmeester 82 4 33 26 37
V. Sobotka 61 9 24 14 33
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
B. Elliott 18 6 2 .922 1.96
R. Miller 25 30 4 .918 2.64

 
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