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Former Head Coach Ken Hitchcock Named Special Advisor to Columbus Blue Jackets

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Columbus Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson announced September 18 that Ken Hitchcock has been named a special advisor to the organization.

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

Hitchcock served as the Blue Jackets' head 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.

Single-game tickets for all Blue Jackets' regular season games, including the Friday, Oct. 15 home opener vs. the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, are on sale now. Ticket prices start at $22 and are on sale at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line Team Store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, ticket outlets at the Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com and Ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets, 20-, 10- and six-game packages and group tickets, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com

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