NHL coaching tenures

Updated: June 8, 2004, 11:47 AM ET
ESPN.com

More than half the teams in the NHL have changed coaches during the last two years.

Below are the league's coaches, with their date of hire, listed in order of years (not seasons) completed with their team:

NHL COACHING TENURES
TEAM COACH HIRED YRS
A look at some of the longer coaching tenures in the NHL.
Buffalo Sabres Lindy Ruff 7/21/1997 9
Nashville Predators Barry Trotz* 10/1/1998 7
Minnesota Wild Jacques Lemaire 6/19/2000 6
Edmonton Oilers Craig MacTavish 6/22/2000 6
Tampa Bay Lightning John Tortorella 1/6/2001 5
* -- Hired 8/6/97. Team didn't start playing until 1998-99 season.

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