April 2, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller reacts to a call against the Washington Capitals at the PNC center. The Capitals defeated the Hurricanes 5-3. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Kirk Muller Joins St. Louis Blues Coaching Staff

New Assistant Coach Kirk Muller

Mar 13, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, former NHL forward Kirk Muller was the head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. Today Muller is an assistant coach for the St. Louis Blues. Muller joins Coach Ken Hitchcock’s staff after signing a 2-year contract.

The signing isn’t surprising considering that Muller played for Hitchcock in Dallas, winning the Stanley Cup there in 1999. Familiarity with Hitch’s style of hockey makes Muller a near perfect fit to work under him, possibly filling the role of Special Teams Coach, after the firing of Ray Agnew, though that’s only speculation at this point.

Kirk Muller played for 19 years in the NHL for six teams including the Stars and was a six-time All-Star. He was a member of the 1993 Stanley Cup Champion Montreal Canadiens and represented Team Canada in the 1984 Winter Games. Muller finished his journeyman career with 357 goals.

This is only the first action in what should prove to be a busy offseason for Hitch and Blues GM Doug Armstrong. It’s a solid move, bringing some fire to the bench and one more step toward bringing the Cup to St. Louis.


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