Mike Babcock resigns from his post

Mike Babcock resigns from post


After just one season at the helm of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, Mike Babcock tendered his resignation on Thursday. 

The coach of The 59-year-old, who has 1,301 games of experience behind the bench for a National Hockey League (NHL) team, spent about a year and a half full-time with the Huskies organization, and this, on a voluntary basis.

He will be replaced next season by Associate Coach Brandin Cote, who will fill this role on an interim basis.

“I am excited for Brandin and his family, Babcock said in a statement. He's set up to be a very successful coach.”

Under Babcock, the Huskies went 14-9 and went down in the quarter-finals of the Premier League division. U SPORTS Canada West.

Recall that Babcock was let go by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2019, after more than four seasons at the helm of the team.

In addition, several former established NHL players, including Mike Modano and Johan Franzen, have publicly criticized him for his archaic learning methods and his intransigence.

Babcock has exactly 700 victories in the Bettman circuit, he who also managed the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and the Detroit Red Wings. It was with Michigan that he won his only Stanley Cup, in 2008.

He also led Canada to two consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games, in 2010 and 2014.