Blues hire Kirk Muller as assistant coach

The St. Louis Blues hired Kirk Muller as an assistant coach Tuesday. (USA Today)

The St. Louis Blues hired Kirk Muller as an assistant coach Tuesday. (USA Today)

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, Last Updated: 5:53 PM ET

From working under him to working beside him, Kirk Muller will be joining one of his former coaches, Ken Hitchcock, behind the St. Louis Blues bench.

Muller, who, as a player, suited up for Hitchcock's Dallas Stars for three seasons, was hired by the Blues on Tuesday. On March 5, the 48-year-old from Kingston, Ont., was fired as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes.

"We are excited to add Kirk to our staff," Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said. "He was a Stanley Cup-winning player, and as a coach, has shown excellent communication skills and the ability to relate to both young and veteran players."

A reliable two-way player for 19 seasons, Muller had an 80-80-27 record during his first NHL head-coaching gig in Carolina.

Muller's coaching experience includes an assistant coaching job with the Montreal Canadiens from 2006 to 2011. He was also an assistant coach for Team Canada on three occasions, most recently at the 2012 world championship.


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