Detroit Red Wings

Head Coach
Mike Babcock
Notes: Mike Babcock is currently in his fourth season as the head coach of the Red Wings after signing a new three-year contract to remain in Detroit. Over his first three-plus campaigns in the Motor City, he has compiled a 210-72-37 record. Last year, Babcock became the first coach in NHL history to guide his team to three consecutive 50-win seasons in his first three seasons with a team. Under his watch, the Red Wings have twice captured the Presidents' Trophy as the NHL's regular season champion. In 2005-06, Detroit finished with a league best 58 wins, including an NHL record 31 road victories, and 124 points. Last season, the Red Wings again topped the NHL with 54 wins, 115 points and added the Jennings Trophy for fewest goals against. Those win totals (58, 54) represent the second and third highest respectively in franchise history. Last January, Babcock was named head coach of the Western Conference for the 2008 NHL All-Star Game after leading the Red Wings to a Conference best 30-8-3 first half record. The 30 wins at the time marked the best win total at the halfway point for any NHL team in an 82-game season, and the best first half win total ever in Red Wings' history. He once again represented the Red Wings at the 2009 NHL All-Star game in Montreal as an Assistant Coach. Babcock was a finalist for the 2008 Jack Adams Award as the NHL's Coach of the Year and was the winner of the Sporting News' 2008 NHL Coach of the Year as voted on by his peers. His overall record through six plus NHL seasons is 279-134-70, giving him the most wins among NHL head coaches since 2002-03, his first season in the National Hockey League.

Babcock's NHL postseason success is just as impressive. He guided the Red Wings to the 2008 Stanley Cup championship in only his third season with the team, securing his first title in the National Hockey League and the 11th in Red Wings' team history. This came just one season after Babcock led the Red Wings to the 2007 Western Conference Final. Since he entered the league in 2002-03, Babcock has coached in 67 NHL postseason games, 15 more than any other coach during that span. He has won 43 postseason games, also 15 more than his closest competitor. His .642 postseason winning percentage since 2003 is tops among NHL coaches.


MIKE BABCOCK'S NHL HEAD COACHING RECORD
REG SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Team League W L 0/T W L
2002-03 Anaheim NHL 40 27 15 15 6
2003-04 Anaheim NHL 29 35 18
2005-06 Detroit NHL 58 16 8 2 4
2006-07 Detroit NHL 50 19 13 10 8
2007-08 Detroit NHL 54 21 7 16 6
2008-09 Detroit NHL 48 16 9

DRW Totals 210 72 37 28 18
NHL Totals 279 134 70 43 24



Goaltenders

29 Ty Conklin G
(KAWN-klihn, TIGH)
6'0'', 190 03/30/1976 ( 32 ), Anchorage, AK, USA 5 NHL / 0 DET Season
Last Win: MAR 10, 2009 vs PHOENIX (2)
Last Shutout: FEB 8, 2009 @ PITTSBURGH (10)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2008
Notes:
-Currently in his sixth season in the National Hockey League and first with Detroit.
-Signed a one-year deal with Detroit July 1, 2008.

2008-09 Regular Season:
-Currently 24-8-2 with a 2.44 GAA, .911 SV% and a career high 6 shutouts.
-His 24 wins are a new career high.
-Four of his shutouts have come at home this season. Two have come on the road.
-Has now been the starting goalie in all three regular season outdoor games (for Edmonton, Pittsburgh and Detroit).

SEASON HIGHS:
Shots Faced: 41, 10/25 at CHI
Saves: 36, 2x, 10/25 at CHI and 12/30 vs CHI
Goals Against: 6, 1/20 at PHX
Shutouts: 6, 11/17 vs EDM, 12/18 vs SJS, 12/30 vs CHI, 1/6 vs CBJ, 1/15 at LA 2/8 at PIT

2008-09 Shootout Results: 2-2, 13 SA - 4 GA (.692 SV%)

CAREER:
Shutouts: 10
Longest Win Streak: 9 (12/20/07 - 1/10/08)
Longest Streak without Reg. Loss: 11 (12/20/07 - 1/14/08, 10-0-1)
Longest Losing Streak: 4 (11/26/03 - 12/3/03)
Longest Winless Streak: 6 (11/22/03 - 12/3/03, 0-5-1)
Longest Shutout Sequence: 122:58 (1/3/08 - 1/8/08)

GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
37
2068
24
9
-
2
6
84
2.44
865
0.911
Career
146
7809
72
41
4
10
10
333
2.56
3343
0.909


30 Chris Osgood G
(AWS-gud, KRIHS)
5'10'', 185 11/26/1972 ( 36 ), Peace River, AB, CAN 14 NHL / 11 DET Season
Last Win: MAR 20, 2009 @ ATLANTA (1) Last Shutout: MAR 15, 2009 @ COLUMBUS (3)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent, 8/8/05; Originally drafted by Detroit in 1991 NHL Entry Draft (3rd round, 54th overall).
Notes:
-Currently in his 15th season in the National Hockey League and his 12th with Detroit.
-Won the William Jennings Trophy in 2007-08 (with D. Hasek) and in 1995-96 (with M. Vernon).
-Second all-time in Red Wings history with 303 wins (Sawchuk-351).
-Ranks third among active goaltenders and is 11th all-time with 386 career wins.
-One of only four active goaltenders with 300 wins (Brodeur, Joseph, Kolzig).
-Ranks third among active goaltenders with 49 shutouts (Brodeur, Joseph).
-Ranks third among active goaltenders with 18 career points (1g, 17a) behind Martin Brodeur (32) and Curtis Joseph (31).
-Three time Stanley Cup champion (1997, 1998 and 2008).
-Would like to become a bullpen catcher for Detroit Tigers when his hockey career is over.

-2008-09 Regular Season:
-Recorded his second shutout of the season 3/15 at CBJ.
-Made a season-high 44 saves in Detroit's 5-4 OTL 1/12 at DAL
-11th all-time in goaltender wins (387).

2008-09 HIGHS CAREER HIGHS
Shots Faced - 49, 1/12 at DAL 50, 10/29/03, STL at DET
Svs - 44, 1/12 at DAL 46, 10/22/00, DET at CBJ
GA - 7, 2x, 11/11 vs PIT, 3/7 vs CBJ 7, 3x, 2/6/97, DET vs VAN, 11/11/08 vs PIT
and 3/7/09 vs CBJ

2008-09 Shootout Stats: Record: 4-0; Saves-Shots: 9-11 (.818)
Career Shootout Stats: Record: 9-6; Saves-Shots: 31-49 (.633)

CAREER
Shutouts: 49
Longest Win Streak: 13 (1/30/96 - 3/20/96)
Longest Streak Without a Reg. Loss: 21 (1/10/96 - 3/27/96, 19-0-2)
Longest Losing Streak: 5, 2x (1/21/04-2/2/04 - STL)
Longest Winless Streak: 9 (12/20/03-1/17/04, 0-5-4, w STL)
Longest Shutout Sequence: 177:51 (1/9/98-1/20/98)

Contract Status: Signed through the 2010-11 season.
GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
40
2302
24
6
7
7
2
122
3.18
926
0.884
Career
704
40322
387
201
66
22
49
1661
2.47
15949
0.906