Leafs' Babcock notches 600th win

by
John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

It was a good Saturday night for Mike Babcock.

With a 4-3 overtime win over the rival Montreal Canadiens, the Toronto Maple Leafs bench boss notched his fourth win of the season, and 600th of his NHL coaching career.

Babcock, who joined the Maple Leafs in 2015, picked up 458 wins in his previous stop with the Detroit Red Wings. He also collected 69 victories while with the Anaheim Ducks from 2002-04. Saturday's victory marked his 73rd win at the helm of the Maple Leafs.

Babcock currently sits 16th in all-time wins, and a spot just outside of the top-10 could be in reach by season's end:

Rank Coach Games Wins
10 Ron Wilson 1 401 648
11 Darryl Sutter 1 285 634
12 Bryan Murray 1 239 620
13 Jacques Lemaire 1 262 617
14 Alain Vigneault 1 139 615
15 Jacques Martin 1 294 613
16 Mike Babcock 1 119 600