| Notes: Mike Keenan was named the 13th head coach in Calgary Flames history on June 14, 2007. He joins the Flames with one of the most impressive coaching resumes in the history of the National Hockey League. He is 5th all time in NHL wins (626 wins) behind only Scotty Bowman, Al Arbour, Dick Irvin, and Pat Quinn. During his 19 years behind the bench in the NHL, Keenan has led his teams to the Finals on four occasions capturing the Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers in 1994. He was named winner of the Jack Adams Trophy as NHL Coach of the Year in 1985 after leading the Philadelphia Flyers to the Cup Final during his rookie season. He has a 94-73 (.563) Stanley Cup Playoffs record, with his 94 playoff victories tying him for 4th on the all-time list with Pat Quinn. |
The native of Port McNicoll, ON began his coaching career with the Peterborough Petes of the OHL in 1980 and guided the Petes to the Memorial Cup Final. The following year he moved to the professional ranks with the Rochester Americans, which he led to an American Hockey League Calder Cup Championship in 1983. For the 1983-84 season, he returned to his alma mater, the University of Toronto, and coached the Varsity Blues to the CIAU title. Following back-to-back championship campaigns, he was offered his first NHL coaching position with the Philadelphia Flyers. Success followed Keenan with two trips to the Stanley Cup Finals during his four years in Philadelphia. Keenan signed with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1988 and within four seasons guided the Hawks to their first Finals appearance in 19 years. In 1993, he assumed the position as New York Rangers head coach, and led the franchise to its first Stanley Cup title since 1940. Keenan has also coached the St. Louis Blues (1994-96), Vancouver Canucks (1997-98), and Boston Bruins (2000-01). He was named head coach of the Florida Panthers on December 3, 2001 before becoming the Panthers General Manager on May 26, 2004.
His resume includes three President’s Trophies, six division titles, three All-Star Games, three 50 plus win seasons and five 100 plus point seasons. As Canada’s National Team Head Coach in 1987 and 1991, Keenan led Team Canada to two Canada Cup titles. His international coaching career also includes the 1980 World Junior Championships and the 1993 World Championships.
The 2007-08 season marked two major milestones for Mike Keenan as he coached his 1300th regular season game (Mar.29, 2008) and registered his 600th career win (Dec.16, 2007).
Mike and his wife, Nola, have three children: Gayla, Grant and Reed.
Keenan became the sixth head coach in NHL history to reach the 600-win milestone Sunday at St. Louis, joining Scotty Bowman (1,244), Al Arbour (782), Dick Irvin (692), Pat Quinn (657) and Bryan Murray (613)
Earned his first victory behind the Flames bench on Oct.12 @ DAL 3-2 (OTW)
Earned his first victory at home on Oct.18 vs. LA 4-3 W
Earned his 600th career win on Dec.16 @ STL 5-3 W
Earned his 700th career win (playoffs and regular season) on Jan.22 vs. MIN 2- W
Coached his 1300th regular season game on March 29th vs. EDM 1-2 L
Coached his 1319th game passing Pat Quinn for 4th on all time list on Nov.8
Coached his 1500th game (regular season + playoffs) on December 10th in DET
Career Games Coached (Regular Season) - 1340 (4th all time)
W - 647 (5th all time)
L - 532
T - 161 (includes OTL and L/SO)
Flames (Regular Season)
Games Coached - 36
W - 21
L - 11
OTL - 3
SOL - 1