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Capitals' Barry Trotz passes Ron Wilson for 9th on all-time wins list

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As the Washington Capitals keep winning, their head coach continues to cement his legacy.

The Capitals hung on Wednesday for a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs, giving Barry Trotz his 649th career win and moving him past Ron Wilson and into sole possession of ninth on the all-time list.

He accomplished the feat in his 1,341st game, doing so in 60 fewer contests than Wilson. The Capitals bench boss is now 24 wins from Mike Keenan, who ranks eighth all-time.

Trotz is one of four active coaches in the top nine:

Rank Head Coach Wins Games
1 Scotty Bowman 1244 2141
2 Joel Quenneville 793 1439
3 Al Arbour 782 1607
4 Ken Hitchcock 745 1388
5 Dick Irvin 692 1449
6 Lindy Ruff 690 1394
7 Pat Quinn 684 1400
8 Mike Keenan 672 1386
9 Barry Trotz 649 1341
10 Ron Wilson 648 1401

Many of these coaches earned their wins in the three-outcome era (wins, losses, and ties), but Trotz's milestone is impressive nonetheless.

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