NHL: Columbus 4, Detroit 1

Boone Jenner and Brandon Dubinsky scored 40 seconds apart midway through the third period to boost the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday at Nationwide Arena.
Canada men's hockey team defeat Norway 3-1

Canada men's hockey team defeat Norway 3-1

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Canada's men's team held on Thursday to win its opening Olympic hockey matchup 3-1 over Norway in Sochi's Bolshoy Ice Dome.
Brooks Hays

Michigan teen paralyzed after hockey injury

DETROIT, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A Detroit prep hockey player was paralyzed from the wait down after a crash into the boards though school officials said he was in good spirits.
Paul MacLean to coach Ottawa Senators

Paul MacLean to coach Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA, June 14 (UPI) -- Paul MacLean, an assistant coach for the Detroit Red Wings, has been selected to be the head coach of the Ottawa Senators, the NHL team said Tuesday.

Red Wings' Rafalski has knee surgery

DETROIT, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Veteran Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brian Rafalski will be out indefinitely after having knee surgery, the team said Tuesday.
Red Wings extend Babcock's contract

Red Wings extend Babcock's contract

DETROIT, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Detroit Red Wings Coach Mike Babcock has been signed to a four-year contract extension by the NHL team.

NHL: Detroit 3, Colorado 2

DENVER, March 2 (UPI) -- Nicklas Lidstrom's power-play goal midway through the third period Monday lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over Colorado.
Babcock to lead Canada's men's hockey team

Babcock to lead Canada's men's hockey team

MONTREAL, June 25 (UPI) -- Detroit Red Wings Coach Mike Babcock was selected to coach the Canadian men's hockey team in the 2010 Olympics in British Columbia.

McLellan made coach at San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 12 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Red Wings assistant coach Todd McLellan was introduced Thursday as the coach of the NHL's San Jose Sharks.
Detroit honors Stanley Cup champions

Detroit honors Stanley Cup champions

DETROIT, June 6 (UPI) -- Detroit and its hockey fans honored the Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings Friday with a parade and rally.
NHL names coach-of-the-year finalists

NHL names coach-of-the-year finalists

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- Mike Babcock, Bruce Boudreau and Guy Carbonneau are the finalists for the Jack Adams Award given to the National Hockey League's coach of the year.
Paddock, Babcock to coach all-star teams

Paddock, Babcock to coach all-star teams

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Ottawa's John Paddock will coach the east team and Detroit's Mike Babcock the western squad in the NHL All-Star Game, the league announced Wednesday.

NHL: Detroit 5, Florida 2

DETROIT, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Brian Rafalski and Pavel Datsyuk both had a goal and an assist Saturday in the Detroit Red Wings' 5-2 victory over Florida.

Detroit's Williams to skip Friday game

DETROIT, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Detroit Red Wings forward Jason Williams, knocked out in a fall during a game Wednesday, will sit out Friday night's Nashville game, the team announced.

Red Wings' Fischer hospitalized again

DETROIT, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Detroit defenseman Jiri Fischer made a return trip to the hospital after experiencing an abnormal cardiac rhythm while resting at home on Monday.
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Mike Babcock
Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock huddles with his players during a time out in the first period against the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on December 26, 2007. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Michael "Mike" Babcock, Jr. (born April 29, 1963, in Manitouwadge, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey head coach of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL) and former player. He serves as head coach of the Red Wings alongside assistant coaches Paul MacLean and Brad McCrimmon. He also serves as the head coach of Team Canada in international hockey competitions.

Before his playing days at McGill University (where he was captain), Babcock played for the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL in 1980–81 and spent a season with the Kelowna Wings in 1982–83. In between, he played a year under Dave King at the University of Saskatchewan and transferred to McGill in 1983 under coach Ken Tyler. In September 1985 Babcock also had a brief try-out with the Vancouver Canucks.

Babcock graduated from McGill in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in physical education and also did some post-graduate work in sports psychology. In 146 career games with the Redmen, he tallied 22 goals and 85 assists for a total of 107 points and 301 penalty minutes, graduating as the second-highest scoring defenseman in McGill history. He moved to England in 1987 as a player-coach for Whitley Warriors (near Newcastle upon Tyne), who missed out on the league title by two points. In 49 games, he contributed 45 goals and 127 assists, accumulating 123 penalty minutes.

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