Mike Babcock - 2018 Order of Hockey in Canada Honouree



HOCKEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Only coach in the IIHF Triple Gold Club
  • Won the World Cup of Hockey as Canada’s head coach in 2016
  • Won a gold medal as Canada’s head coach at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games
  • Won a gold medal as Canada’s head coach at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games
  • Won a gold medal as Canada’s head coach at the 2004 IIHF World Championship
  • Won a gold medal as Canada’s head coach at the 1997 IIHF World Junior Championship
  • Head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs since 2015
  • Finalist for the Jack Adams Award as NHL coach of the year in 2016-17
  • Head coach of the Detroit Red Wings from 2005-15
  • Won the Stanley Cup with Detroit in 2008
  • Won the Presidents’ Trophy with Detroit in 2005-06 and 2007-08
  • Coached in the 2008 NHL All-Star Game
  • Finalist for the Jack Adams Award as NHL coach of the year in 2007-08 and 2013-14
  • All-time leader in games coached (786) and wins (458) with Detroit
  • Head coach of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks from 2002-04
  • Head coach of the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL) from 2000-02
  • Head coach of the Spokane Chiefs (WHL) from 1994-2000
  • Named WHL Western Conference Coach of the Year in 1995-96 and 1999-2000
  • Head coach of the University of Lethbridge men’s hockey team in 1993-94
  • Won the CIAU national championship with Lethbridge in 1994
  • Named Canada West Coach of the Year in 1993-94
  • Head coach of the Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL) from 1991-93
  • Head coach of the Red Deer College men’s hockey team from 1988-91
  • Won the ACAC championship with Red Deer in 1989
  • Named ACAC Coach of the Year in 1988-89
  • Played four seasons (1983-87) with McGill University
  • Played one season (1982-83) with the Kelowna Wings (WHL)
  • Played one season (1981-82) with the University of Saskatchewan
  • Played one seasons (1980-81) with the Saskatoon Blades (WHL)

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Born April 29, 1963 in Manitouwadge, Ont.
  • He and his wife, Maureen, have three children, Alexandra, Michael and Taylor

HONOURS

  • Named NHL Coach of the Decade (2000-09) by The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated
  • Awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan in 2016
  • Awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws from McGill University in 2013

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