We caught up with Ken Hitchcock, an Advisor to the Edmonton Oilers, who served as their Head Coach during the 2018-2019 season following a 20+ head coaching career in the NHL with Dallas twice (1995-2002, 2017-18), Philadelphia (2002-2006), Columbus (2006-2010) and St. Louis (2011-2017).
Hitchcock, a native of Edmonton, AB, is the third-winningest coach in NHL history with a total of 849 victories. He led Dallas to a Stanley Cup in 1999 and captured the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s top coach in 2011-12. He has guided his teams to eight division titles and two Presidents Trophies. He’s also coached the fifth most games in NHL history, second among active coaches behind only Barry Trotz.
Hitchcock also has an extensive international hockey background. As Head Coach, he led Team Canada to a silver medal at the 2008 IIHF World Hockey Championship. Additionally, Hitchcock has served as an Associate Coach for Canada five times in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2014, where he helped his teams win gold at the 2002, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.