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Craig Berube signs 3-year contract to remain head coach of the Blues

St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.
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St. Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube carries the Stanley Cup after the Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

ST. LOUIS – The Blues announced head coach Craig Berube has signed a three-year contract.

St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.

Berube led the Blues to the 2019 Stanley Cup Championship after defeating the Boston Bruins in seven games in the Stanley Cup Final. 

He guided the Blues to victories over the Winnipeg Jets in the first-round, the Dallas Stars in the second-round and the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Final. The Blues’ historic playoff run included an improbable 10-3 record on the road. 

After taking over behind the bench, Berube led the Blues to a 38-19-6 regular-season record and a third-place finish in the Central Division. From Jan. 1 to the end of the regular season, the Blues went 30-10-5, accumulating the most points among all teams in that span.

Berube helped the Blues become just the seventh team since 1967-68 to earn a postseason berth after being last in the NHL standings at any point after New Year’s Day. 

He also coached the Blues through a franchise-record 11-game win streak from Jan. 23 to Feb. 19 and a 12-1-1 mark in February, which tied a franchise best for wins in a calendar month. 

Berube was named a finalist for the 2019 Jack Adams Award – the first nomination of his career.

Berube originally joined the Blues as an associate coach on June 15, 2017.