If all goes well for Ken Hitchcock, he'd like to stay in his line of work until he's nearly a centenarian.
When asked about whether he wants to coach the Oilers next season, the 67-year-old acknowledged that decision is out of his hands.
"That's hard because it's somebody else's ballgame now," Hitchcock said. "From a management standpoint, obviously there's going to be a new general manager. I can just tell you what I did this year, I wouldn't change this for the world."
Hitchcock said he's grateful to have the opportunity to work in a Canadian market.
"There's coaching and then there's coaching in Canada, and this is a whole different animal and something that I'm so lucky that I get to experience," he said.
Hitchcock is under contract with Edmonton for two more years after this season.
The Oilers have gone 24-24-7 since Hitchcock came out of retirement and replaced the fired Todd McLellan in November. The club sits six points out of a playoff spot as of Saturday evening and needs to leapfrog five teams to move into a postseason position.