Blues hire Peter Chiarelli as vice president of hockey operations

Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli. (Codie McLachlan/CP)

The St. Louis Blues shuffled their front office Wednesday naming Peter Chiarelli as vice president of hockey operations and bringing back Ken Hitchcock as a coaching consultant.

The Blues also moved Dave Taylor, who served as vice president of hockey operations previously, to senior advisor to hockey operations.

Chiarelli served as general manager for the Boston Bruins from 2006-15 and was the architect for the franchise's Stanley Cup win in 2011. He was also the GM for the Edmonton Oilers from 2015-19.

Hitchcock was the head coach of the Blues from 2011-17 and registered a 248-124-41 regular-season record during his tenure with the club. St. Louis qualified for the playoffs in all six seasons he was behind the bench. Hitchcock is fourth all-time with 849 coaching wins with Dallas, Philadelphia, Columbus, St. Louis and Edmonton and won the Stanley Cup with the Stars in 1999.

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