Coaching Statistics and Career Information:
To start off let's look at Mike Babcock's Professional Coaching Career which started with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks Organization:
Mike Babcock has been about as successful as any Head Coach in the last 10 years. Since the 2005-2006 season when he took over in Detroit he has picked up an incredible 458 wins. Those Detroit teams of the mid-2000s were a force year after year, led by the steady presence of Niklas Lidstrom and superstars Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. Babcock was the face of consistency in the NHL, he expected nothing but success and a strong work ethic from all of his players. While his Detroit teams of the last 5-6 years have fallen a bit from the powerhouse they once were, they always managed to stay competitive and so much of that can be attributed to Babcock as a Coach. And while his Red Wings haven't won a Cup since 2008, he has led 2 Canadian Olympic teams to Gold Medal since 2010. He led the Canadians to Gold in Vancouver in 2010, and backed it up with Gold again in Sochi in 2014.
|Babcock with Jacques Lemaire, Lindy Ruff and Ken Hitchcock at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics|
Career Timeline:This next part is from NHL.com: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=768363&navid=nhl:topheads
|Leaf Fans are hoping Babcock can bring home one of these in the near future|