St. Louis went 49-24-9 under Hitchcock this past year before falling to the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Finals in six games. They had been ousted in the first round each of the previous three seasons, so they made progress this year.
Hitchcock joined the Blues in November of 2011, recording a regular season record of 224-103-36, only making it to the second round of the postseason twice.
The veteran coach has a career record of 757-453-194 in the NHL, including a Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars in 1999. He ranks fourth all-time in regular season wins, getting those victories with the Stars, Flyers, Blue Jackets, and Blues.
The 64-year-old will look to end his career on a high note, as his St. Louis team is expected to contend in the Western Conference yet again. They got close this year, and there is nothing more the team would like to do then to go all the way one last time under their soon-to-be Hall of Fame coach.