Former Head Coach Dallas Stars, Stanley Cup Champion
Nicknamed "Hitch", Ken has served as an NHL Canadian ice hockey coach and pro scout. He is currently the head coach of the Dallas Stars. He has also served as the head coach of the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets, and St. Louis Blues. He coached the Stars to a Stanley Cup victory in 1999. Additionally, Hitchcock has served as an Associate Coach on Team Canada five times in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2014, while he helped his teams win gold at the 2002, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.
His scouting experience allows his to share insights into identifying talent and maximizes its potential. Let ‘Hitch’ share this insight with your audience to show how they too can maximize talent in their teams and themselves.
Ken Hitchcock enters his second stint as head coach of the Stars, having previously spent the first seven seasons of his NHL head coaching career behind the Dallas bench from 1996-2002. In his first tour with Dallas, Hitchcock earned a 277-154-72 record in 503 games as head coach.
He currently ranks first in Stars franchise history in games coached (503), wins (277) and points percentage (.622). Hitchcock also amassed a 47-33 record in 80 Stanley Cup Playoff games during his first tenure with the Stars, making five appearances in the postseason. He guided Dallas to two trips to the Stanley Cup Final and led the Stars to the franchise's first Stanley Cup championship in 1999.
Speakers Like Ken Hitchcock
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