2002 Olympic Winter Games

Staff Profile

Ken Hitchcock
Associate Coach, Team Canada


Assistant coach for the gold medal-winning Team Canada squad at the 1987 World Junior Championship in Russia

Coaching/Management Background

Dallas Stars
- Entering his fifth full season as the Dallas Stars Head Coach with an NHL Career record of 206-119-46, and a .626 winning percentage

- Won the Stanley Cup as Head Coach of the Stars in 1999

- With a 51-19-12 mark in 1998-1999 Hitchcock led Dallas to new team records for wins (51), points (114) and winning percentage (.695) while capturing a division title for the third straight year

- Nominated for the NHL's Jack Adams Award as Coach - of - the - Year for three consecutive seasons (1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000)

- Honoured in 1996-97 as The Sporting News and The Hockey News Coach - of - the - Year while finishing second in voting for the NHL's Jack Adams Trophy

- Has coached at the NHL's All-Star Game three times, including being head coach for the winning North American All-Star team at the 1999 NHL All-Star Game. Has coached an All-Star team five times: 1999 All Star Game, NHL World All-Stars in 1998, the Western Conference at the 1997 NHL All-Star Game, as well as in 1994 and 1995 for the IHL's All-Star event

- Has posted a winning record in every complete season at every level he has been a head coach, including record-breaking numbers in the Western Hockey League in the late 1980's

Philadelphia Flyers
- Was an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Flyers for three seasons (1990-93)

Kalamazoo Wings (IHL)
- Head Coach of the IHL's Kalamazoo Wings (1993-96)

- In his two-plus seasons with the IHL's Wings, Hitchcock earned a record of 110-62-32, the second best winning percentage (.624) in K-Wings' history

Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
- Head Coach, Kamloops Blazers, WHL (1984-90)

- Was named WHL Coach - of - the - Year in 1986-87 and 1989-90, Hitchcock was named the top coach in all of Canadian Major Junior Hockey in 1989-90 after the Blazers won the WHL title and finished third at the Memorial Cup

- His .693 winning percentage (291-125-15) at Kamloops is the second highest in the history of the Western Hockey League while his .695 playoff winning percentage (66-29) with the Blazers is fourth best in the league


- Got his start behind the bench as a head coach in the Canadian AAA Midget ranks with Sherwood Park, a suburb of Edmonton

- Posted a 575-69 record during his ten year reign in Sherwood Park

- Honoured as the Alberta Minor Hockey Association Coach - of - the - Year in 1983-84, he also was awarded Minor Hockey Coach - of - the - Year honours in 1982-83

- A certifed CHA NCCP Advanced I coach


- Hitchcock attended the University of Alberta before beginning his coaching career

- Married in the summer of 1998, he now resides with his family, wife Nancy and children Emily, Alex and Noah, in Addison, TX

- Birthdate: Dec. 17, 1951