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Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs

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Mike Babcock Biography

Mike Babcock was born April 29, 1963 and is a Canadian professional ice hockey head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL) and former player. He serves as head coach of the Red Wings alongside assistant coaches Paul MacLean and Brad McCrimmon.

He was named head coach of the NHL's Anaheim Ducks (then the Mighty Ducks) on May 22, 2002, and through two seasons, guided them to a combined 696219 regular season record (including 14 overtime losses). In the Stanley Cup playoffs with the Ducks, he posted a 156 record, leading the Ducks to the 2003 Stanley Cup Finals where they lost in 7 games to the New Jersey Devils. (All seven games in the series were won by the home team).

Following the 200405 NHL lockout, Babcock declined an offer to remain with the Ducks, and on July 15, 2005, was named head coach of the Detroit Red Wings. In three seasons, Babcock has led the Red Wings to a combined 1625628 regular season record and a 2818 playoff record. Babcock and the Red Wings were eliminated by his former club, the Anaheim Ducks, in the Western Conference Finals of the 200607 playoffs.

In the 200708 NHL season, while coaching the Detroit Red Wings, Babcock achieved his 200th NHL career win. This was on December 15 against the Florida Panthers, with a 52 final score. Heading into the All-Star game, as the top team in the league, Detroit's Babcock was selected to coach the Western Conference in the All-Star game. On June 4, 2008 Mike led the Detroit Red Wings to another Stanley Cup championship by defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games.

He was announced as a finalist for the Jack Adams Trophy for the 20072008 season, awarded to the coach who best contributes to his team's success but finished third behind Bruce Boudreau of the Washington Capitals and Guy Carbonneau of the Montreal Canadiens.

In June 2008, Babcock signed a three-year contract extension with the Red Wings. In 2009, he became the second head coach (after Mike Keenan) to coach a Stanley Cup Final Game 7 with two different teams. With the Red Wings loss in Game 7, Babcock became the first head coach to lose a Stanley Cup Final Game 7 with two different teams, an unfortunate distinction that Keenan avoided, though he was with the Philadelphia Flyers in 1987, as he was with the New York Rangers in 1994.

On June 24, 2009, he was announced head coach of the Canada men's national ice hockey team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.



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