Kirk Muller to join St. Louis staff as assistant coach
Posted May 13
Former Carolina Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller has been named an assistant coach for the St. Louis Blues, General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Tuesday.
Muller, 48, was relieved of his duties in Raleigh on May 5 after the Hurricanes finished the 2013-14 regular season 36-35-11. He was 80-80-27 in three years with Carolina, which was his first stint as an NHL head coach.
Armstrong said in a release on St. Louis' website that the team is excited to add Muller to its staff.
"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."
The Blues announced an extension of head coach Ken Hitchock's contract last week. He will be with the team through at least 2014-15.