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Hitchcock looking to join 600-win club tonight

Apr 12, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT

Ken Hitchcock AP

Tonight’s Blues-Blue Jackets matchup is a huge one for playoff jockeying in the Western Conference.

But it’s also a significant one for St. Louis head coach Ken Hitchcock.

Hitchcock is sitting on 599 career coaching wins, and No. 600 would put him in some pretty illustrious company.

Only 10 other bench bosses in NHL history have achieved the feat: Jacques Martin, Jacques Lemaire, Bryan Murray, Ron Wilson, Joel Quenneville, Mike Keenan, Pat Quinn, Dick Irvin, Al Arbour and Scotty Bowman, who has the record with 1,244 wins on his resume.

Of note, five of the aforementioned coaches have worked in St. Louis: Bowman, Arbour, Keenan, Quenneville and Martin.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 12, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    I think people would care if he was a nice man !

  2. bigoldorcafromvan - Apr 12, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Hitch Congrats on the huge success in your coaching career. I was really disappointed when you left Kamloops while being a coach there to pursue your career in the NHL. Any team that has you as their coach will be a successful team.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 12, 2013 at 6:32 PM

      Wow man you been like disappointed for like 30 years ,,,move on bro !

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