Next winter will serve as a curtain call for the head coach of the St. Louis Blues.
Ken Hitchcock has agreed to another one-year contract with the National Hockey League team and he says it will be his final year as a coach.
“I want one-year deals because it allows me to do the things I need to do,” Hitchcock told reporters gathered Tuesday at Scottrade Center for the Blues' end-of-season news conference.
“But I'm telling you right now, this is my last one-year deal. I'm not coaching after this year. This is it.”