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Babcock gets three-year extension

Wednesday, 06.11.2008 / 11:10 AM ET / News
By Lisa Hickok  - Media Relations Coordinator
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Babcock gets three-year extension
DETROIT -- Red Wings general manager Ken Holland today announced the team has signed head coach Mike Babcock to a 3-year contract extension.

“Mike has been a huge part in the Red Wings’ success during his time in Detroit,” said Holland.  “We are fortunate to have secured a coach with his work ethic and leadership for another three seasons.” 

Babcock, having just completed his third season as Detroit’s head coach, posts a 162-56-28 record and adds the 2008 Stanley Cup Championship to his repertoire.  A nominee for this year’s Jack Adams award, Babcock is the first coach in NHL history to have led a team to three consecutive 50-win seasons, earning 58 victories and a President’s Trophy in 2005-06, 50 wins in 2006-07, and 54 victories, a President’s Trophy and a Stanley Cup in 2007-08.  

Babcock was named head coach of the Western Conference for the 2008 NHL All-Star Game and also named 2008’s Coach of the Year by The Sporting News.

Since his first year as an NHL head coach in 2003, Babcock leads all NHL head coaches in post season wins.  In 67 games, he has a record of 43-24 (.642).  Babcock is also the third coach in history to win both a Stanley Cup and University Cup, the Canadian equivalent of the NCAA.    

Away from the rink Babcock is involved in several charitable causes.  Most notably, he donates two tickets to each Red Wings home game to a child battling cancer and meets with him or her prior to the game.  He is also the spokesperson for the Jeffrey Thomas Hayden Foundation, which was created to increase awareness about pediatric brain tumors and provide education and support to affected families. 

Babcock and his wife Maureen, have three children: Allie, Michael and Taylor. 

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80