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 three-year contract last summer to remain in Detroit. Over his first four regular season campaigns in the Motor City, he has compiled a 213-77-38 record. This year, Babcock became the first coach in NHL history to guide his team to four consecutive 50-win seasons in his first four 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 282-139-71, 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 85 NHL postseason games and won 57 postseason games. His .671 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 51 21 10 14 4

DRW Totals 213 77 38 42 22
NHL Totals 282 139 71 57 28



Goaltenders

29 Ty Conklin G
(KAWN-klihn, TIGH)
6'0'', 190 03/30/1976 ( 33 ), Anchorage, AK, USA 5 NHL / 0 DET Season
Last Win:
Last Shutout:
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:
-Finished 25-11-2 with a 2.51 GAA, .909 SV% and a career high 6 shutouts.
-His 25 wins are a new career high.
-Four of his shutouts came at home this season. Two were 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
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
1
20
0
0
0
0
.00
9
1.000
Career
2
26
0
1
0
1
2.31
11
0.917


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: MAY 31, 2009 vs PITTSBURGH Last Shutout: APR 18, 2009 vs COLUMBUS (16)
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 305 wins (Sawchuk-351).
-Ranks third among active goaltenders and is T-10th all-time with 389 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.

2009 PLAYOFF HIGHS
Shots Faced -46, Game 2 vs ANA
Saves - 42, Game 2 vs ANA
Goals Against - 5, Game 4 at CBJ 4/23

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

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
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
18
1109
14
4
1
36
1.95
479
0.930
Career
124
7354
73
45
14
256
2.09
2807
0.916


35 Jimmy Howard G
(HOW-uhrd, JAYMZ)
6'0'', 205 03/26/1984 ( 25 ), Syracuse, NY, USA 3 NHL / 3 DET Season
Last Win: Last Shutout:
How Acquired: Detroit's second-round pick (64th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Notes:
-Currently in his fourth professional season.

2009 Calder Cup Playoffs (with Grand Rapids - AHL)
-10 GP, 4-6-0, 2.41 GAA, .900 SV%

2008-09 Regular Season Stats (with Grand Rapids - AHL)
-45 GP, 21-18-4, 2.54 GAA, .916 SV%, 4 shutouts

2007-08 Statistics
DRW - 4 GP, 0-2-0, 2.13 GAA, .926 SV%
Grand Rapids - 54 GP, 21-28-2, 2 SO, 2.83 GAA, .907 SV%

2005-06 DRW Statistics
4 GP, 1-2-0, 2.99 GAA, .904 SV%
GPI
Min
W
L
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Career
0
0
0
0
0
0
0