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

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.

Season Team W L T Pts Fin SC-W SC-L
1995-96 DAL 15 23 5 35 6th
1996-97 DAL 48 26 8 104 1st 3 4
1997-98 DAL 49 22 11 109 1st 10 7
1998-99 DAL 51 19 12 114 1st 16 7
1999-00 DAL 43 23 10 102 1st 14 9
2000-01 DAL 48 24 8 106 1st 4 6
2001-02 DAL 23 17 6 56 4th
2002-03 PHI 45 20 13 107 2nd 6 7
2003-04 PHI 40 21 15 101 1st 11 7
2005-06 PHI 45 26 101 2nd 2 4
2006-07 PHI 1 6 3 5th
2006-07 CBJ 28 29 61 4th
2007-08 CBJ 34 36 80 4th
2008-09 CBJ 41 31 92 4th 0 4
2009-10 CBJ 22 27 53 5th
2011-12 STL 43 15 97 1st 4 5
2012-13 STL 29 17 60 2nd 2 4
2013-14 STL 52 23 111 2nd 2 4
2014-15 STL 51 24 109 1st 2 4
2015-16 STL 49 24 107 2nd 10 10
2016-17 STL 24 20 53 4th 0 0
781 473 88 1761 86 82