Avalanche Head Coach Joel Quenneville earned his 400th victory on Friday night in Calgary. Quenneville became the 22nd head coach to reach the 400-win plateau, joining, among others, active bench bosses Mike Keenan, Jacques Martin, Ron Wilson, Jacques Lemaire, Marc Crawford and Ken Hitchcock.
Quenneville’s career record currently stands at 400-274-93 in 11 seasons with Colorado and the St. Louis Blues. He has led Colorado to a 93-65-16 mark during his tenure with the Avalanche and needs seven wins to become only the fourth coach in franchise history to record 100 victories with the team, joining Michel Bergeron (265), Bob Hartley (193) and Marc Crawford (165)
In addition to his outstanding coaching achievements, Quenneville also played 13 seasons (803 games) as an NHL defenseman, making him one of only five coaches in league history to both play and coach in 750 or more games.
Most Coaching Wins, NHL History Scotty Bowman 1,244 Al Arbour 781 Dick Irvin 692 Pat Quinn 657 Bryan Murray 613 Mike Keenan 589 (active) Billy Reay 542 Pat Burns 501 Toe Blake 500 Glen Sather 497 Jacques Martin 483 (active) Ron Wilson 474 (active) Jacques Lemaire 463 (active) Roger Neilson 460 Brian Sutter 451 Marc Crawford 443 (active) Ken Hitchcock 441 (active) Jack Adams 413 Darryl Sutter 409 Jacques Demers 409 Punch Imlach 402 Joel Quenneville 400 (active)