Order of Hockey in Canada

Ken Hitchcock - 2019 Order of Hockey in Canada Honouree



HOCKEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Associate coach with Team Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games (gold medal)
  • Head coach of Team Canada at the 2011 IIHF World Championship (fifth place)
  • Associate coach with Team Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games (gold medal)
  • Head coach of Team Canada at the 2008 IIHF World Championship (silver medal)
  • Associate coach with Team Canada at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games (seventh place)
  • Associate coach with Team Canada at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey (first place)
  • Assistant coach with Team Canada at the 2002 IIHF World Championship (sixth place)
  • Associate coach with Team Canada at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games (gold medal)
  • Assistant coach with Team Canada at the 1988 IIHF World Junior Championship (gold medal)
  • Has third-most coaching wins in NHL history (832 – as of Dec. 18)
  • Named head coach of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 20, 2018
  • Head coach of the NHL’s Dallas Stars from 1996-2002 and 2017-18
  • Won the Stanley Cup with Dallas in 1999
  • Won the President’s Trophy with Dallas in 1997-98 and 1998-99
  • Head coach of the NHL’s St. Louis Blues from 2011-17
  • Senior advisor with the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets in 2010-11
  • Head coach of Columbus from 2006-10
  • Head coach of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers from 2002-07
  • Head coach the IHL’s Michigan K-Wings/Kalamazoo Wings from 1993-96
  • Assistant coach with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers from 1990-93
  • Head coach of the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers from 1984-90
  • Won the WHL championship with Kamloops in 1986 and 1990

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Born on December 17, 1951 in Edmonton, Alta.
  • He and his wife, Corina, have two sons, Alex and Noah, and one daughter, Emily
  • Started coaching Midget hockey while sharpening skates at United Cycle in Edmonton

HONOURS

  • Won the Jack Adams Award as NHL coach of the year in 2011-12
  • Named CHL coach of the year in 1989-90
  • Named WHL coach of the year in 1986-87 and 1989-90

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