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Mike Keenan

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One of the most well known head coaches in NHL history, Mike Keenan served as the head coach of 8 different NHL teams over 20 NHL seasons. Keenan’s first head coaching job was at the high school level, coaching Forest Hill Collegiate Institute’s varsity team in Toronto. After a single season as head coach of the Peterborough Petes, during which he led the Petes to an OHL Championship. The following year, Keenan began a 3 year stint as head coach of the AHL’s Rochester Americans, leading the team to the 1983 Calder Cup. After returning to Toronto to coach the University of Toronto for a season, Keenan was named head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers in 1984. Keenan would coach the Flyers for 4 seasons, guiding them to the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals, losing in 7 games to the powerhouse Edmonton Oilers. In 1988, Keenan began a 4 year tenure as head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, whom he’d lead to the Stanley Cup Finals, losing again to the Pittsburgh Penguins. After a season off, Keenan returned to coaching in 1993/94, as the New York Rangers head coach, guiding the team to a Stanley Cup victory over the Vancouver Canucks. After his season with the Rangers, Keenan would enjoy tenures with the St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins, Florida Panthers and the Calgary Flames. During his time with the Panthers, he also served as the team’s general manager. Most recently, Keenan was head coach of Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL, whom he led to a championship in 2014.

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