Blues hire coach after assistant Jim Montgomery was hired to be the head coach for the Boston Bruins. General Manager Doug Armstrong announced that Craig MacTavish was selected to be the new assistant under Craig Berube.
Blues Hire Coach with Experience
He played over 1000 game in his career, he coached almost 700 contests and became a General Manger in his background/ In 1995, he joined the Blues as a player and retired in 1997. Then he became an assistant with the New York Rangers for two season, then he went to Edmonton and was there for nine seasons and as an assistant for one year and head coach in 2000.
As head coach of the Oilers, he had a 301-252-47-56 regular season record with three playoff appearances and went to the Stanley Cup finals in 2006. From there, he went to become head coach of the AHL Chicago Wolves and led them to first place in their division.
In June of 2012, he was summoned back to Edmonton and hired as senior vice president of hockey operations and then became general manager for two seasons.
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Blues Hire Coach with Playing Experience
MacTavish played for 17 seasons in the NHL and 1,093 regular season games with 193 playoff contests. He played for five teams in his career including Boston, Edmonton, New York (Rangers), Philadelphia and St. Louis.
An All-Star in 1996, MacTavish was a four-time Stanley Cup Champion, winning with Edmonton in 1987, 1988 and 1990, and with New York in 1994.
The Blues fans welcome Craig Mac Tavish back to St. Louis!
MacTavish, now 63 years old, and his wife Debbie have three children; a daughter, Brianna and two sons, Sean and Nathan.
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