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Jackets name Hitchcock as special adviser

Saturday, 09.18.2010 / 2:06 PM / News

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Jackets name Hitchcock as special adviser
Columbus Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson announced Saturday that former coach Ken Hitchcock has been named a special adviser to the organization. 
Columbus Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson announced Saturday that former coach Ken Hitchcock has been named a special adviser to the organization. 

In his new role, Hitchcock will assist in the evaluation of the organization’s personnel playing in college and in major junior hockey in the Canadian Hockey League. He also will work with the coaching staff of the Springfield Falcons, the Jackets’ AHL affiliate, and evaluate prospects playing there, as well as scout NHL and AHL games.

Hitchcock served as the Blue Jackets’ coach from Nov. 22, 2006 to Feb. 3, 2010, and led the club to a 125-123-36 record in 284 games. In 1,041 career games with the Blue Jackets, Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Stars, he compiled a record of 533-372-136. He led the Stars to the only Stanley Cup in franchise history in 1999.
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