The most successful coach in NHL history, Scotty Bowman holds the records for most regular season victories (1,244), as well as Stanley Cup® playoff wins (223). Bowman coached 2,146 games in the NHL, and led his teams to nine Stanley Cup wins, including five with the Montreal Canadiens. Since retiring as a coach, Bowman has won four more Stanley Cup Championships as a consultant to the Detroit Red Wings in 2008, and senior advisor to the Chicago Blackhawks since 2009. A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Bowman also won a Stanley Cup as an executive with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1992. Bowman was a two-time Jack Adams Award winner during his coaching career, and is the only head coach in the history of the four major North American sports to win a championship with three teams.
During his 11 seasons playing in the NHL, Terry Crisp was a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Philadelphia Flyers, and collected 201 points in 536 career games. The Parry Sound, ON native began his coaching career with the Flyers in 1977 as an assistant to Fred Shero for two seasons, before spending eight years in the OHL and AHL as a head coach.
Crisp became the head coach of the Calgary Flames in 1987, and led the franchise to its first ever Stanley Cup win the next season. In 1992, Crisp was named as the head coach of the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning, and guided the Lightning to the playoffs in 1995-96. Over his nine seasons as an NHL head coach, Crisp won 286 games behind the bench, and made four playoff appearances. Crisp also served as an assistant coach on the coaching staff for Team Canada at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.
Following an illustrious NHL career that saw him amass 958 points in 1384 games with the Montreal Canadiens and Los Angeles Kings, Larry Robinson continued his success in hockey as an NHL head coach for eight seasons. Robinson guided the Kings to the playoffs for the first time in five years in 1997-98, and after being named as head coach of the New Jersey Devils, won the Stanley Cup in 1999-2000.
In addition to his Stanley Cup win as a head coach, Robinson won six as a member of the Canadiens, and two more as an assistant coach and consultant with the Devils.
A member of the famous Sutter family from Viking, AB, Brent finished his NHL playing career with 829 points in 1111 games, and won two Stanley Cup Championships with the New York Islanders. Sutter spent five seasons as an NHL head coach, with the New Jersey Devils and Calgary Flames, and made two playoff appearances.
Currently the general manager and head coach of the Red Deer Rebels (WHL), Sutter played on three Canada Cup teams, and coached Canada to back-to-back gold medals at the 2005 and 2006 IIHF World Junior Championships, with the Canadian side going undefeated at both tournaments.