Babcock named head coach of University of Saskatchewan
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Mike Babcock is back behind the bench, but not in the NHL.

The Saskatoon native was announced as the next head coach of the University of Saskatchewan's men's hockey team on Saturday.

Babcock recently accepted a role as a studio analyst with NBC and has appeared on several NHL broadcasts this season.

The 57-year-old served as an NHL head coach for 17 seasons, most recently with the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2015-2019. He came under scrutiny after his firing for using what some believed to be controversial tactics with his players.

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