Toronto Maple Leafs Cash In On New Coach
‘Leafs Nation’ can celebrate. Mike Babcock has been named head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Babcock (52) joins the Maple Leafs after serving 10 seasons as bench boss of the Detroit Red Wings.
Under his leadership in Detroit, Babcock won one Stanley Cup and posted a 458-223-105 regular season record.
In his time with the squad, the club made the playoffs all 10 seasons.
Babcock also has a history of winning for his home country of Canada, where he led the men’s ice hockey team to 2 consecutive gold medals in Vancouver(2010) as well as in Sochi, Russia(2014).
The deal is reportedly a total of 8 years, worth $50 million. The first 3 years of the deal will be worth $8 million per year.