By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The St. Louis Blues fired head coach Mike Yeo late Monday night. He was fired after the team’s 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
Craig Berube has been named the team’s interim’s head coach. He takes over a team that is 7-9-3 on the season.
Berube takes over the team that is presently seventh in the Central Division. The Blues have 17 points.
St. Louis has lost back-to-back games. Besides the loss to the Kings, they were also defeated 4-0 to the San Jose Sharks.
At this time, the Blues have the second-lowest amount of points in the Western Conference. Only the Kings have fewer points with 15.
The 45-year-old North Bay, Ontario, Canada native spent two-plus seasons as the Blues head coach. As the Blues head coach, he was 73-49-11.
The 52-year-old Calahoo, Alberta, Canada native will receive his second NHL coaching job. He previously was the Philadelphia Flyers head coach.
With the Flyers, he lasted 161 games before getting fired. He had 75-58-28 and 178 points. Philadelphia was defeated in Game 7 of the playoffs by the New York Rangers in the 2013-14 season.
After being hired by the Flyers on April 17, 2015, he was named the Chicago Wolves head coach on June 29th, 2016. Berube took over the American Hockey League’s top affiliate team of the Blues. With the Wolves, he guided the team to a 44-19-13 record.
Berube guided the team to a second-round appearance in the 2017 Calder Cup playoffs.
After a successful stint with the Wolves, he was named the Blues associate head coach.
Prior to being a coach, he spent 17-years in the NHL. He had stints with the Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, the Calgary Flames, the Washington Capitals, and the New York Islanders. He had 61 goals and 98 assists for 159 points in 1,054 regular season games.
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