With the Canucks firing Alain Vigneault as head coach yesterday, Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma became the sixth most tenured head coach in the NHL.
The ten most tenured head coaches in the NHL:
|Coach, Team||Date Hired|
|Barry Trotz, Predators||Aug. 6, 1997|
|Mike Babcock, Red Wings||July, 15, 2005|
|Claude Julien, Bruins||June 22, 2007|
|Todd McLellan, Sharks||June 11, 2008|
|Joel Quenneville, Blackhawks||Oct. 16, 2008|
|Dan Bylsma, Penguins||Feb. 15, 2009|
|John Tortorella, Rangers||Feb. 23, 2009|
|Dave Tippett, Coyotes||Sept. 24, 2009|
|Peter Laviolette, Flyers||Dec. 4, 2009|
|Jack Capuano, Islanders||Nov. 15, 2010|
-It's kind of jarring to see that only nine current coaches were hired before the start of this decade.
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