Ken Hitchcock's contract extended

Updated: May 7, 2014, 4:25 PM ET
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St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock will be back next season.

Hitchcock's contract was extended through 2014-15, the team announced Wednesday. Hired in November 2011, Hitchcock has led the club to three straight postseason appearances, including a franchise-best 52 wins this season. The Blues lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games in the first round despite winning the first two.

Associate coach Brad Shaw and assistant coach Ray Bennett will also return. Assistant coach ...

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