General manager Doug Armstrong rarely sits still. He has retooled his front office, adding former Boston and Edmonton GM Peter Chiarelli as vice president of hockey operations.
Ken Hitchcock didn’t plan on sending a text or placing a congratulatory call to his good friend Barry Trotz. Of all the coaches on the all-time NHL coaching wins list, it’s fitting that Trotz passed Hitchcock on Monday with win No. 850.
Ken Hitchcock works for the Edmonton Oilers as an advisor but he’s also a hockey fan and when the Dallas Stars made it back to the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 20 years, there was a smile, and maybe a fist pump.
As a player, Manny Malhotra won over dressing rooms with his selfless, hardworking approach to the game. Now, that same lunchpail attitude has made the Canucks assistant one of the NHL’s most promising young coaches.
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Ken Hitchcock remembers eagerly attending coaching symposiums in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
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Stays engaged exchanging ideas, experiences with colleagues from League, junior levels.
The third winningest head coach in NHL history Ken Hitchcock joined Andi Petrillo and Matt Cauz on Leafs Lunch. We chatted about the NHL Coaches Association’s new online mentorship program, what has allowed Leon Draisaitl to take the next step in his development, and more.