They have won the Stanley Cup twice and the Calder Cup twice. Two of them are switching teams, two were out of work, two are being promoted from the minor leagues, and one is arriving from college.
They range in age from 40 to 52. One has 1,094 games of NHL experience; one has 602; and three have zero.
There will be seven new coaches in the NHL next season after the Detroit Red Wings filled the final vacancy when they hired Jeff Blashill on Tuesday.
NHL.com recaps the coaches who have been hired since the end of the regular season, in chronological order:
Dave Hakstol, Philadelphia Flyers -- This will be Hakstol's first coaching job in the NHL; he spent the past 15 seasons with the University of North Dakota, the past 11 as coach. Hired by the Flyers on May 18, Hakstol replaces Craig Berube, who was fired one month earlier after Philadelphia finished the regular season 33-31-18.
Todd McLellan, Edmonton Oilers -- McLellan arrives after winning more than 300 games over the past seven seasons with the San Jose Sharks, who made the Stanley Cup Playoffs six consecutive seasons before failing to qualify in 2014-15. McLellan and the Sharks agreed to part in April, and he was hired by Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli on May 19. McLellan replaces Todd Nelson, who was hired after Dallas Eakins was fired 31 games into the season.
Mike Babcock, Toronto Maple Leafs -- Babcock became the highest-paid coach in NHL history when he signed an eight-year contract reportedly worth $50 million on May 20. He left the Red Wings after making the playoffs in each of the past 10 seasons and winning the Stanley Cup in 2008. Babcock replaces Peter Horachek, who was fired April 29, three months after Randy Carlyle was fired. Toronto finished 30-44-8, 15th in the Eastern Conference.
Dan Bylsma, Buffalo Sabres -- After falling short in their bid to lure Babcock to Buffalo, the Sabres hired Bylsma on May 28. Bylsma spent 5 1/2 seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins and won the Stanley Cup by defeating Babcock's Red Wings in 2009. Bylsma replaces Ted Nolan, who was fired April 12. The Sabres won a League-low 23 games this season.
Peter DeBoer, San Jose Sharks -- A finalist for the coaching job seven years ago that ultimately went to McLellan, DeBoer was hired by the Sharks on May 28. DeBoer coached the Florida Panthers and New Jersey Devils, and guided the latter to the Stanley Cup Final in 2012. He was fired by New Jersey last December following a 12-17-7 start.
John Hynes, New Jersey Devils -- This will be Hynes' first NHL coaching job after winning at least 42 games in each of his five seasons with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the American Hockey League. He was hired by Devils general manager Ray Shero on June 2, the same GM who hired him to work in the Penguins organization in 2009.
Jeff Blashill, Detroit Red Wings -- It was all but a foregone conclusion Blashill would get the job once Babcock decided to leave for Toronto, and it finally became official Tuesday. Blashill was coach of Detroit's AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins, the past three seasons, winning the 2013 Calder Cup, AHL coach of the year in 2014, and reaching the Western Conference Finals this season.