Blues name Chiarelli VP of hockey operations, Hitchcock as coaching consultant

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The St. Louis Blues named Peter Chiarelli as vice president of hockey operations and Ken Hitchcock as a coaching consultant, the team announced Wednesday.

Dave Taylor, who previously served as the team's VP of hockey operations, will assume the role of senior advisor to hockey operations.

Chiarelli's executive career began in 1999 when he was hired by the Ottawa Senators as an assistant general manager. He then served as GM of the Boston Bruins from 2006-15, winning the Stanley Cup in 2011. Most recently, he was GM of the Edmonton Oilers from 2015-19.

Hitchcock served as the head coach of the Blues from 2011-17, leading the club to the playoffs in all six of his seasons at the helm. After being dismissed in St. Louis, he had one-year stints as head coach with the Dallas Stars and Oilers.

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