Blues sign coach Hitchcock to extension TheFourthPeriod.com
The St. Louis Blues and head coach Ken Hitchcock have agreed to a contract extension on Wednesday.
Hitchcock took over for Davis Payne on Nov. 6, 2011 and guided the Blues to its first 100-point season since 2001 and first playoff series win since 2002.
"Ken came in and immediately steadied our group and was able to get each one of our players to elevate their game," Blues GM Doug Armstrong said in a statement. "He still has the passion and drive to be a head coach in this League and is committed to taking this team to the next level."
The 60-year-old was also named the league's coach of the year this past week and will remain under contract with the team through the 2013-14 season with an option for 2014-15.