Babcock Signs Four-Year Extension with Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings announced on Monday that they have signed head coach Mike Babcock to a four-year extension, keeping him with the team through the 2014-15 season.

Babcock is currently in his sixth season with the team, having come to Detroit following the lockout that cost the NHL the 2004-05 season.

Before that he coached the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for two seasons, leading them to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2003.

With Detroit, Babcock has a regular season record of 259-101-52 and was the first coach in NHL history to lead his team to consecutive 50-win seasons in his first four years. His Red Wings have made the playoffs all five years, reaching the finals twice with one championship.

He also led Team Canada to the gold medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

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Future Hall of Famer?

No brainer...

Posted by DetroitRiver on 10/12/2010 at 12:05 AM


Not so sure, as of right now he has one Cup and one Olympic gold medal. That's not a lot compared to the all-time greats. But he has tons of time to get up there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/12/2010 at 11:28 AM

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