St.Louis Blues Fire Ken Hitchcock, Mike Yeo To Take Over

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The St. Louis Blues were originally planning to make the coaching change after the conclusion of the 2016-2017 season, but plans have apparently changed amid a disappointing regular season. The team announced Wednesday morning that Ken Hitchcock had been relieved of his duties and that associate coach Mike Yeo was taking over for Hitchcock.

Yeo, who is the former coach of the Minnesota Wild, was hired with the stipulation that he would take over when Hitchcock retired after the season. Hitchcock was hired back in November 2011 is second all-time in wins for the franchise. Hitchcock’s 781 career regular-season wins rank fourth in NHL history.

Yeo, who was head coach for Minnesota from 2011-2016 and led them to three consecutive playoff appearances, had a 173-132-44 record with the franchise.

A look at Hitchcock’s career record, including Stanley Cup playoff wins and losses, per the St.Louis-Dispatch.

SeasonTeamWLTPtsFinSC-WSC-L
1995-96DAL15235356th
1996-97DAL482681041st34
1997-98DAL4922111091st107
1998-99DAL5119121141st167
1999-00DAL4323101021st149
2000-01DAL482481061st46
2001-02DAL23176564th
2002-03PHI4520131072nd67
2003-04PHI4021151011st117
2005-06PHI45261012nd24
2006-07PHI1635th
2006-07CBJ2829614th
2007-08CBJ3436804th
2008-09CBJ4131924th04
2009-10CBJ2227535th
2011-12STL4315971st45
2012-13STL2917602nd24
2013-14STL52231112nd24
2014-15STL51241091st24
2015-16STL49241072nd1010
2016-17STL2420534th00
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