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Babcock receives four-year extension

New deal keeps coach behind bench through 2014-15

Monday, 10.11.2010 / 9:23 AM ET / Press Release
By Todd Beam  - Detroit Red Wings Communications Director
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Babcock receives four-year extension
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DETROIT -- Red Wings executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland today announced that the club has reached a four-year contract extension with Head Coach Mike Babcock. In accordance with team policy, additional terms of the deal were not disclosed. 
 
Babcock, 47, is currently in his sixth season with the Red Wings. He first stepped behind the bench in Detroit at the start of the 2005-06 season and has since compiled a 259-101-52 regular-season record with the Red Wings. He is the first coach in NHL history to guide his team to four consecutive 50-win seasons in his first four seasons with a team, leading the Red Wings to 58 victories in 2005-06, 50 in 2006-07, 54 in 2007-08 and 51 in 2008-09. Under his watch, the Red Wings have twice captured the Presidents’ Trophy as the NHL’s regular-season champion (2006, 2008). He was a finalist for the Jack Adams Award in 2008 and was named the NHL’s coach of the decade by both the Sporting News and SportsIllustrated.com (2000-09). Last season, he guided the Red Wings to their 10th consecutive 100-point season, an NHL record, and their fifth consecutive 100-point season under his watch. His overall record through seven seasons as an NHL head coach is 326-163-85.
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Babcock’s NHL postseason success is equally impressive. He holds a 48-33 playoff record through five postseasons with Detroit. After a first round loss in 2006, the Red Wings advanced to the conference finals in 2007, back-to-back Stanley Cup finals in 2008 and 2009, and the conference semifinals in 2010. Through his first seven seasons as an NHL head coach, Babcock’s teams have advanced to the Stanley Cup finals three times and the conference finals four times. He led Detroit to the 11th Stanley Cup championship in franchise history in 2008. His overall postseason record through seven NHL seasons is 63-39. Since his first year as an NHL head coach with Anaheim in 2002-03, he has coached in more postseason games (102) and has more postseason wins (63) than any other NHL head coach. He also holds the second-highest winning percentage (.618) during that span.
 
Babcock has also represented his native Canada at several international competitions. He helped Team Canada secure gold at the 1997 World Junior Championships, the 2004 World Championships and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver last February. He became first coach to win all three components of the Triple Gold Club (Stanley Cup, Olympics and World Championships).




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