Complete List Of St. Louis Blues Head Coaches In Order

List Of St. Louis Blues Head Coaches In Order

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Complete List Of St. Louis Blues Head Coaches In Order looks at a very cool team that came into the NHL IN 1967. Their fans go crazy over this team. Of course, their fan base grew even more when the Blues achieved the pinnacle of success by winning their first Stanley Cup in 2019. Continuing our series of head coaches in the NHL we now turn to the Complete List Of Head Coaches In Order of St. Louis Blues.

1 – Scotty Bowman (1967-1971)

Born in 1933 in Montreal, Quebec. While Bowman had a brief playing career in minor leagues, his coaching achievements are legendary. He coached the Montreal Canadiens (1971–1979), Buffalo Sabres (1979–1987), Pittsburgh Penguins (1991–1993), and Detroit Red Wings (1993–2002). With numerous Stanley Cup wins, he’s considered one of the best coaches in NHL history.

2 – Al Arbour (1971-1972)

New York Islanders fans know this man real well. Born in 1932 in Sudbury, Ontario. Arbour played for the Detroit Red Wings (1953–1954), Chicago Black Hawks (1955–1958), Toronto Maple Leafs (1958–1961), and the St. Louis Blues (1967–1970). He also coached the New York Islanders (1973–1986, 1988–1994, 2007), leading them to four consecutive Stanley Cup titles.

3 – Jean-Guy Talbot (1972-1973, 1975-1977)

Born in 1932 in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec. He played for the Montreal Canadiens (1954-1967) and the Minnesota North Stars (1967-1968). He also coached the New York Rangers (1977-1978).

4 – Lou Angotti (1973-1974)

Born in 1938 in Toronto, Ontario. Angotti played for the New York Rangers (1964–1965, 1973–1974), Philadelphia Flyers (1967–1969, 1974–1975), Pittsburgh Penguins (1969–1972), St. Louis Blues (1972–1973), and Chicago BlackHawks (1973–1974).

5 – Garry Young (1974-1975)

Born in 1933 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Information regarding his other coaching assignments is not readily available.

6 – Leo Boivin (1977-1978)

Born in 1931 in Prescott, Ontario. Boivin played for the Toronto Maple Leafs (1951–1955), Boston Bruins (1955–1966), Detroit Red Wings (1966–1968), Pittsburgh Penguins (1968–1969), and Minnesota North Stars (1969–1970).

7 – Barclay Plager (1978-1982)

Born in 1941 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Plager played for the St. Louis Blues (1967-1977). He was a significant figure in the Blues’ early history, both as a player and a coach.

This is just a starting list, encompassing the earlier coaches of the St. Louis Blues. The team’s rich history is filled with several other notable figures who have led the team in various capacities and eras. Each coach has contributed to the fabric of the team’s identity and the legacy they continue to build in the NHL.

8 – Emile Francis (1982-1983)

Born in 1926 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Francis played as a goaltender for the Chicago Black Hawks (1946–1947) and the New York Rangers (1948–1952). He also coached the New York Rangers (1965–1975) and the Hartford Whalers (1983–1984).

9 – Jacques Demers (1983-1986)

Born in 1944 in Montreal, Quebec. Demers didn’t have a professional playing career but made significant marks as a coach. He also coached the Quebec Nordiques (1979–1980), Detroit Red Wings (1986–1990), Montreal Canadiens (1992–1995), and Tampa Bay Lightning (1997–1998).

10 – Brian Sutter (1986-1992)

Born in 1956 in Viking, Alberta. Sutter played exclusively for the St. Louis Blues during his playing career (1976-1988). He also coached the Boston Bruins (1992–1995), Calgary Flames (1997–2000), and Chicago Blackhawks (2001–2004).

11 – Bob Plager (1992)

Born in 1943 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Bob is the brother of Barclay Plager. He played for the New York Rangers (1964–1968) and St. Louis Blues (1968–1978). His coaching stint with the Blues was interim.

12 – Bob Berry (1992-1994)

Born in 1943 in Montreal, Quebec. Berry played for the Montreal Canadiens (1968-1974), Los Angeles Kings (1974-1977), and Detroit Red Wings (1977-1978). He also coached the Los Angeles Kings (1978–1981) and Montreal Canadienss (1981–1984).

13 – Mike Keenan (1994-1996)

Born in 1949 in Bowmanville, Ontario. While Keenan didn’t play in the NHL, his coaching resume is substantial. He coached the Philadelphia Flyers (1984–1988), Chicago Blackhawks (1988–1992), New York Rangers (1993–1994, where he won a Stanley Cup), Vancouver Canucks (1997–1999), Boston Bruins (2000–2001), and Florida Panthers (2001–2004).

14 – Joel Quenneville (1996-2004)

Born in 1958 in Windsor, Ontario. Quenneville played for the Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–1980), Colorado Rockies (1980–1982), New Jersey Devils (1982–1983), Hartford Whalers (1983–1990), and Washington Capitals (1990–1991). He also coached the Colorado Avalanche (2005–2008) and the Chicago Blackhawks (2008–2018), where he won three Stanley Cup championships.

15 – Mike Kitchen (2004-2006)

Born in 1956 in Schomberg, Ontario. Kitchen played for the Colorado Rockies (1976-1982) and New Jersey Devils (1982-1983). He also was an assistant coach for various teams, including the Toronto Maple Leafs and Florida Panthers.

The St. Louis Blues have been fortunate to have a lineage of coaches who brought varied experiences and perspectives to the team. Their strategies, leadership styles, and decision-making have shaped the team’s journey in the NHL, from its early days to its current status as a formidable team in the league.

16 – Andy Murray (2006-2010)

Born in 1951 in Gladstone, Manitoba. Murray did not have an NHL playing career, but he’s recognized for his extensive coaching. He also coached the Los Angeles Kings (1999-2006) and served as an assistant for several teams in the NHL and internationally for Team Canada.

17 – Davis Payne (2010-2011)

Born in 1970 in Kamloops, British Columbia. Payne had a brief professional playing career in the ECHL but did not play in the NHL. After his time with the Blues, he became an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Kings and later the Buffalo Sabres.

18 – Ken Hitchcock (2011-2017)

Born in 1951 in Edmonton, Alberta. Hitchcock didn’t play professionally but is renowned for his extensive coaching career. He also coached the Dallas Stars (1995-2002, 2017-2018), where he won a Stanley Cup in 1999, the Philadelphia Flyers (2002-2006), the Columbus Blue Jackets (2006-2010), and the Edmonton Oilers (2018-2019).

19 – Mike Yeo (2017-2018)

Born in 1973 in North Bay, Ontario. Yeo played professionally but not in the NHL. Before joining the Blues, he was the head coach of the Minnesota Wild (2011-2016). After his stint with St. Louis, he took on assistant coaching roles with the Philadelphia Flyers.

20 – Craig Berube (2018-Present )

Born in 1965 in Calahoo, Alberta. Berube played for the Philadelphia Flyers (1986–1991, 1998–2000), Toronto Maple Leafs (1991–1992), Calgary Flames (1992–1993), Washington Capitals (1993–1999), and New York Islanders (2000–2001). After initially serving as an assistant, he took over as the Blues’ head coach in 2018 and led the team to their first-ever Stanley Cup win in 2019. Prior to this, he was the head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers (2013-2015).

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