He will work with the goaltenders in St. Louis, Peoria and other prospects.
Hirsch comes from the Toronto Maple Leafs organization where he spent two seasons as their goaltending coach. Prior to joining the Maple Leafs, Hirsch was the goaltending consultant for Hockey Canada where he was a member of the coaching staff which won gold medals at the 2007 and 2008 World Junior Championships and the 2008 Under-18 World Championships.
During his playing career, he appeared in 108 NHL games for the New York Rangers, Vancouver, Washington and Dallas and was named to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team in 1995-96.
Hirsch, 38, represented Canada on numerous occasions, playing in over 100 games internationally including the Olympics, the IIHF World Championships, three Deutschland Cups and two Spengler Cups.
He was a member of Team Canada that won the silver medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics.
June 17, 2011