Just one week after being fired from his post as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, Kirk Muller is back behind the bench with the St. Louis Blues.
The team announced Tuesday that Muller is joining the Blues to work as an assistant coach with Ken Hitchcock. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger adds that Muller has agreed to a two-year contract.
Muller was 80-80-27 in three seasons with the Hurricanes. Carolina finished 13th in the 16-team East this season.
Muller, 48, made six All-Star teams during a 19-year career with six clubs, most notably New Jersey and Montreal and won the Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1993. Muller also worked as an assistant coach with the Habs from 2007 to 2011.
He had never been a head coach in the NHL and was in his first season coaching the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL when he was hired during the 2011-12 season to replace the fired Paul Maurice.