Blues sign Craig Berube to 3-year contract

Berube was named interim head coach of the Blues on Nov. 19, 2018. The team posted a 38-19-6 regular-season record with him behind the bench and earned a third-place finish in the Central Division. Berube concluded the year by leading the team to a Stanley Cup championship. He was also a finalist for the 2019 Jack Adams Award

“This is a proud day for me and my family,” Berube said. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for this team and this organization and the city of St. Louis has embraced me as one of their own. This past season was the experience of a lifetime and I’m anxious to get started on our title defense.”

The Blues defeated the Winnipeg Jets, Dallas Stars, San Jose Sharks, and Boston Bruins to win the Cup.

“Craig made an enormous impact on our team when he took over last November,” Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said. “He restored our identity and provided our players with a clear sense of direction and purpose. The chemistry and trust that he developed with our players was integral in bringing our franchise the 2019 Stanley Cup.