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Yeo to take over as Blues head coach 2017-18 season

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The St. Louis Blues announced a couple of coaching additions on Monday, June 13.

The team announced that Mike Yeo will join the club as associate coach and take over as head coach in the 2017-18 season, following the departure of Ken Hitchcock, who is entering his final season.

Rick Wilson will join the staff as assistant coach.

Ray Bennett, assistant coach; Jim Corsi, goalie coach; and Sean Ferrell, video coach, will also return.

Yeo spent the majority of the last five seasons as the head coach of the Minnesota Wild, leading the club to a 173-132-44 record, including a 46-28-8 mark in 2014-15.

Wilson, a former Blues defenseman, has had various roles in the NHL for the past 27 seasons, including stints as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders (1988-89), Los Angeles Kings (1989-92), Minnesota North Stars (1992-93) and Dallas Stars (1993-2002).

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