Blues fire coach Payne, hire Hitchcock

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Davis Payne has been fired as coach of the St. Louis Blues and replaced by Ken Hitchcock, the team announced Sunday.

Noel, 3 assistants let go in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 15 (UPI) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets said Tuesday interim Coach Claude Noel and three assistants are being let go.
NHL: Columbus 3, San Jose 0

NHL: Columbus 3, San Jose 0

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Steve Mason stopped 40 shots Wednesday, backstopping the Columbus Blue Jackets' 3-0 win over San Jose that ended the Sharks' nine-game road winning streak.

NHL: Columbus 2, Dallas 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Steve Mason took a shutout into the final minute Thursday and made 22 saves in carrying Columbus to a 2-1 victory over Dallas.
Blue Jackets fire Coach Ken Hitchcock

Blue Jackets fire Coach Ken Hitchcock

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets fired Coach Ken Hitchcock Wednesday following six losses in the team's last 10 games.

NHL: Detroit 9, Columbus 1

COLUMBIA, Ohio, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Two goals each by Nicklas Kronwall and Justin Abdelkader highlighted an offensive explosion Wednesday that gave Detroit a 9-1 win over Columbus.

NHL: Columbus 4, Toronto 3 (SO)

TORONTO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Rick Nash scored with a second left in the first period and then produced the game-winner in the shootout Thursday, giving Columbus a 4-3 win over Toronto.

Blue Jackets extend Hitchcock's contract

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 9 (UPI) -- Columbus Blue Jackets Coach Ken Hitchcock has received a three-year contract extension through 2012, General Manager Scott Howson said Wednesday.
Hitchcock to lead Canadian hockey team

Hitchcock to lead Canadian hockey team

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 1 (UPI) -- Ken Hitchcock, the coach of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, has been selected to coach the Canadian team at next month's hockey World Championships.
Flyers to give coach contract extension

Flyers to give coach contract extension

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Flyers Coach John Stevens has agreed to a one-year contract extension with the NHL team, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

NHL: Columbus 4, Colorado 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Jared Boll's second-period goal put Columbus ahead for good Wednesday and Fredrik Norrena had to make only 16 saves in the Blue Jackets' 4-1 win over Colorado.

NHL: Nashville 4, Columbus 3 (SO)

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Alexander Radulov scored the only goal in the shootout Sunday night, giving the Nashville Predators a 4-3 victory over Columbus.

NHL: Phoenix 5, Columbus 4 (SO)

PHOENIX, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A shootout goal by Mike Comrie Thursday night gave Phoenix a 5-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

NHL: Columbus 3, Dallas 1

DALLAS, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets earned their fifth straight victory Tuesday by beating the Dallas Stars, 3-1.

NHL: Vancouver 1, Columbus 0

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Roberto Luongo stopped 24 shots on his way to his second shutout of the year as the Vancouver Canucks downed the Columbus Blue Jackets, 1-0, Tuesday.
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Ken Hitchcock
Philadelphia Flyers head coach Ken Hitchcock, center, talks to his team during a timeout against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period in Chicago on January 11, 2006. The Flyers won 5-2. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Ken Hitchcock (born December 17, 1951 in Edmonton, Alberta) also known as "Hitch" is an NHL hockey coach and pro scout, and former head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Hitchcock began his coaching career during the 1984-85 season where he was coach of the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League. Hitchcock spent six seasons with the Blazers, leading them to two WHL championship victories in 1985-86 and 1989-90. During his tenure with the Blazers, Hitchcock accumulated a 291–115–15 record and never had a losing season. He also named the Top Coach in all of Canadian Major Junior Hockey in 1990.

In 1990, Hitchcock left the WHL and joined the Philadelphia Flyers as an assistant coach. Hitchcock spent three seasons with the Flyers organization before leaving to helm the Dallas Stars' IHL franchise, the Kalamazoo Wings, for the 1993-94 season.

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