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Panthers Bench Boss Jacques Martin Earns 500th NHL Head Coaching Victory

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
Panthers coach Jacques Martin, top left, shakes hands with assistant coach Mike Kitchen as players Anthony Stewart (57) and Tanner Glass (37) step onto the ice to celebrate with the Panthers 2-1 victory over the Devils. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Newark, NJ. – With their 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night, Panthers Head Coach & General Manager Jacques Martin earned his 500th NHL head coaching victory. Martin becomes just the 10th coach in NHL history to have recorded at least 500 wins, and just one of two active coaches in the NHL with 500 victories.

National Hockey League All-Time Coaching Victories

1)  Scotty Bowman - 1,244
2)  Al Arbour - 782
3)  Dick Irvin, Sr. - 692
4)  Pat Quinn - 657
5)  Bryan Murray - 613
6)  Mike Keenan - 606*
7)  Billy Reay - 542
8)  Pat Burns - 501
9)  Toe Blake - 500
10) Jacques Martin -500*

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