ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock's contract has been extended for the 2014/15 season, the organization announced Wednesday.

Hitchcock has been with the Blues since November 2011. The Blues have made three consecutive playoff appearances since he began, and won a record 52 games in the 2013/14 season – but lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round.

The 62-year-old is the seventh winningest coach in NHL history, and fourth Blues coach to win the Jack Adams Award for best coach.

Associate coach Brad Shaw and assistant coach Ray Bennett will also return, but assistant coach Gary Agnew and goaltending coach Carey Hirsh will not.

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