Here’s a numerical look at new Habs head coach Jacques Martin.
– Career wins behind the bench for the Habs’ newly minted coach, good enough for tenth on the NHL’s all-time list. 14
-Years of head coaching experience under Martin’s belt, including nine years with the Senators, three with the Panthers and two with the Blues. 8
-Number of consecutive seasons Martin led the Sens to the playoffs from 1996-97 through 2003-04. 52
-Career-high number of wins registered by Martin with Ottawa in 2002-03 when the Senators piled up a league-high 113 points to win the President’s Trophy. 0
-Playoff berths secured by Ottawa prior to hiring Martin in 1995-96, with the expansion Senators having missed the playoffs in each of their first four years after joining the NHL in 1992-93. 4
– Number of times Martin has been nominated for the Jack Adams Award, earning coach of the year honors in 1999.1
-Olympic gold medals owned by Martin who was associate coach with Team Canada at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.comSee also:The Jacques Martin experience Jacques Martin to coach Habs