ormer NHL coach Mike Babcock joins Vermont as adviser to coaching staff

ormer NHL coach Mike Babcock joins Vermont as adviser to coaching staff

Former NHL coach Mike Babcock is joining the University of Vermont’s men’s hockey program as an adviser to the coaching staff.

The Catamounts said on their website that Babcock will be “a resource for the coaching staff, lending his experience and perspective as one of the top hockey minds in the world.”

Babcock was fired by the Toronto Maple Leafs Nov. 20 after the team struggled to a 9-10-4 start.

He has an NHL record of 700-418-19 with Toronto, Detroit and Anaheim, leading the Red Wings to a Stanley Cup title in 2008.

Internationally, Babcock led Canada to Olympic titles in 2010 and 2014. He also coached Canada to a world junior title in 1997, a world championship in 2004 and a World Cup title in 2016.

Catamounts head coach Todd Woodcroft was on Babcock’s coaching staff at the 2004 world championship, and both are graduates of McGill University.

“Mike and I have been connected for over 15 years and our network goes back even further to our McGill University experience,” Woodcroft said on the team’s website. “He is a premier coach across any athletic platform and as a coaching staff we are very fortunate to be able to draw from his experiences.

“Mike’s knowledge, his network and above all else, the modern lens he uses to look at the game of hockey will help accelerate the progression of our entire program.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 29, 2020.

The Canadian Press

hockey

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Water quality advisory prompted by high levels of fecal bacteria in Gull Lake

AHS issued the advisory, and say it will be in effect until further notice

Eckville library hosting at-home Summer Reading Club

The library is also a distribution centre for disposable, non-medical masks for the community

Sylvan Lake vet warns of dangers around leaving pets in parked vehicles

‘It doesn’t have to be very hot outside… for it to become dangerous,’ says Dr. Sandy Jameson

QUIZ: A summer’s day on the water

How much do you know about boats and other watercraft?

Wild blank Canucks 3-0 to take early series lead, Stalock earns shutout

‘Our guys did an unbelievable job staying with them’

With loan money gone, restaurants are at mercy of virus

“At this moment, I don’t see getting my full payroll back”

COVID-19 blamed as work on military port first promised in 2007 sees new delay

Stephen Harper first announced plans to build the Nanisivik deep-water port in Nunavut

Canada extends peacekeeping mission despite Security Council loss

Deployment of a CC-130 Hercules in support of UN missions in Africa

Quebec seeing spike in drownings compared to rest of Canada: Lifesaving Society

As of July 31, the province has already reported at least 60 drownings for the year

N.L.’s next premier will be announced today as Liberals elect new party leader

The party is hosting a leadership convention in St. John’s

A weakened Tropical Storm Isaias lashes virus-hit Florida

‘Don’t be fooled by the downgrade’

Wilford Brimley, ‘Cocoon’ and ‘Natural’ actor, dies at 85

He was on dialysis and had several medical ailments

Most Read