Ken Hitchcock wasn’t sure how long he would coach the Dallas Stars the second time around after 15 years away.
Turned out to be one season.
The coach who led Dallas to its only Stanley Cup championship retired Friday, ending a 22-year career as the third-winningest coach in NHL history. The 823 wins are behind only Scotty Bowman (1,244) and Joel Quenneville (884). He’s fourth in total games with 1,536.
The 66-year-old Hitchcock will become a consultant for the Stars.
“I have contemplated this since our last game and I came to the conclusion that now is the right time to step away and let the younger generation of coaches take over,” said Hitchcock, who last…