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Hitchcock Named Special Advisor In Columbus

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Columbus Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson announced today 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.

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Mike from Austin's avatar

So, does this mean he’s not gonna be at the Wings camp?

Posted by Mike from Austin on 09/18/10 at 02:37 PM ET

perfection's avatar

i would hope not… seems like too much information for an employee of a division rival

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 09/18/10 at 05:13 PM ET

Gabriel's avatar

Yeah, but Columbus is a rival in the same way that a phone book is a rival of Google’s. They’re years away from being serious threats, and I like the idea of the Wings doing what’s right for the sport. Offering their collective hockey wisdom to a division rival is really pretty cool, and it’s something you probably wouldn’t see in another sport.

Posted by Gabriel from San Diego, CA on 09/18/10 at 07:44 PM ET

drimo's avatar

Perhaps the good will gesture will lead to improved relations with Scott Howson, allowing the Wings to trade Meech and give him a chance on a team that needs defense.

Posted by drimo from Cincinnati, OH on 09/18/10 at 08:31 PM ET

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