The farewell tour begins for the St. Louis Blues bench boss. Ken Hitchock is coaching his final season in the NHL next year, with the Blues.
At the age of 64, Hitch has had quite a successful career, including a Stanley Cup. He won a Stanley Cup in 1999 with the Dallas Stars and the controversial Brett Hull goal.
Hitchcock also coached the Philadelphia Flyers when they had Keith Primeau as their captain. He was removed when they finished at the bottom of the league (2007).
Not long after his removal in Philadelphia, he became the bench boss in Columbus for a couple years. Ever since his departure from Columbus, he has been in St. Louis.
This year was the furthest Hitchock has taken a team in the playoffs since 1999. It's also nice to see him give his final word on his own departure, leaving the Blues more than a year to prepare for his retirement from the game.
What are your thoughts on Ken Hitchcock?
More to come…