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Blues welcome back Hitchcock, promote Chiarelli

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues have promoted Peter Chiarelli to vice president of hockey operations. They are also bringing back former coach Ken Hitchock as consultant, refining the front office with some Stanley Cup experience.

Chiarelli takes over for Dave Taylor, who is now a senior adviser under president of hockey operations and general manager Doug Armstrong.

This is Chiarelli’s most prominent job since being fired as GM of the Edmonton Oilers in 2019. In 2011, as GM of the Boston Bruins, Chiarelli’s team defeated the Vancouver Canucks to win the Stanley Cup.

Hitchcock coached the Blues from 2011-17. St. Louis made the playoffs in each of his five full seasons behind the bench. Hitchcock also coached the Dallas Stars, and led them to the Stanley Cup in 1999, when they defeated the Buffalo Sabres.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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