Tonight’s Blues-Blue Jackets matchup is a huge one for playoff jockeying in the Western Conference.
But it’s also a significant one for St. Louis head coach Ken Hitchcock.
Hitchcock is sitting on 599 career coaching wins, and No. 600 would put him in some pretty illustrious company.
Only 10 other bench bosses in NHL history have achieved the feat: Jacques Martin, Jacques Lemaire, Bryan Murray, Ron Wilson, Joel Quenneville, Mike Keenan, Pat Quinn, Dick Irvin, Al Arbour and Scotty Bowman, who has the record with 1,244 wins on his resume.
Of note, five of the aforementioned coaches have worked in St. Louis: Bowman, Arbour, Keenan, Quenneville and Martin.