The St. Louis Blues won their 36th game of the season with a 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning, but for Ken Hitchcock it was so much more.
The win was the Blues head coach’s 693rd career regular season win, moving him into 4th all time on the NHL wins list. He trails just Joel Quenneville (739), Al Arbour (782) and Scotty Bowman (1,244).
Hitchcock is coaching his fourth team in his career. He won the Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars during a stretch in which the team won five straight division titles. After being fired from Dallas, Hitchcock moved on to the Philadelphia Flyers where he made the playoffs every year prior to being fired after a 1-6 start. Before coming to the Blues, he was the coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets for four seasons.
We’ll leave you with this fun fact:
With that win for Ken Hitchcock, the four winningest head coaches in NHL history have all coached the St. Louis Blues at some point.
— This is Jason Actual (@JMill1120) February 13, 2015