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Ken Hitchcock

Born:December 17, 1951Hometown:Edmonton, AB
Known For:Stanley Cup, Jack AdamsNational Team:Canada

Kenneth S. Hitchcock (born December 17, 1951) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey coach. Hitchcock coached the Dallas Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets, St. Louis Blues and Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He also served as an assistant coach for the 2014 Canadian Olympic national team. Hitchcock won a Stanley Cup with the Stars in 1999. He is the fourth winningest coach in NHL history with a total of 849 victories. He was named a 2019 Order of Hockey in Canada recipient.

Ken Hitchcock of the Edmonton Oilers
Ken Hitchcock (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Staff History


  • 3x Olympic Gold Medal (2002, 2010, 2014)
  • Jack Adams Award (STL) (2012)
  • World Championship Silver Medal (2008)
  • World Cup Gold Medal (2005)
  • 3x NHL Atlantic Division Champion (1997,1998, 2004)
  • 3x NHL Pacific Division Champion (1999, 2000, 2001)
  • Stanley Cup Champion (Stars – 1999)
  • President’s Trophy (1998)
  • 2x WHL Coach of the Year (Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy) (1987, 1990)
  • 2x WHL Champion (1986, 1990)
  • CHL Coach of the Year (Brian Kilrea Award) (1990)
  • U20 WJC Gold Medal (1988)