Bylsma moves up - 05-23-13

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

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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