Ken Hitchcock extended by Blues
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues and coach Ken Hitchcock, who led the team to 109 points in a resurgence last season, have agreed to a one-year contract extension with a mutual option for 2014-15.
Hitchcock won the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year in the NHL after producing the franchise's first 100-point season since 2001 and its first playoff series win since 2002.
The Blues were 7-1-2 in the first 10 games under Hitchcock, who replaced Davis Payne in early November. Hitchcock is 11th on the NHL career list with 576 victories and 70 playoff wins.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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