Mike Keenan's career highlights

Originally Published: November 9, 2003
ESPN.com

Born: October 21, 1945, Whitby, Ontario

Mike Keenan
Keenan has won six division titles, four conference titles and one Stanley Cup.
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  • Hired as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, May 24, 1984.
  • Fired as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, May, 11, 1988.
  • Hired as head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, June 9, 1988.
  • Named general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks, June 5, 1990.
  • Resigned head coaching position of Chicago Blackhawks, June 11, 1992.
  • Fired as general manager of the Chicago Blackhhawks, Nov. 6, 1992.
  • Hired as head coach of the N.Y. Rangers, April 17, 1993.
  • Declared a delayed bonus payment voided his contract with the Rangers on July 15, 1994.
  • Hired as general manager and head coach of the St. Louis Blues, July 17, 1994.
  • Fined $100,000 and suspended 60 days by the NHL for "unilateral determinations" regarding conract status, July 25, 1994. (Petr Nedved traded from St. Louis to the N.Y. Rangers for Esa Tikkanen and Doug Lidster, July 24, 1994, as part of compensation agreement between teams.)
  • Fired as general manager and head coach of the St. Louis Blues, Dec. 19, 1996.
  • Hired as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, Nov. 13, 1997.
  • Fired as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, Jan. 24, 1999.
  • Hired as head coach of the Boston Bruins, Oct. 25, 2000.
  • Fired as head coach of the Boston Bruins, April 12, 2001.
  • Hired as head coach of the Florida Panthers, Dec. 2, 2001.
  • Fired as head coach of the Florida Panthers, Nov. 9, 2003.

    NHL Achievements
  • Stanley Cup: 1994 (N.Y. Rangers)
  • Jack Adams Award: 1985
  • President's Trophies (NHL's best record): 1985, 1991, 1994
  • Division titles: 1985, 1986, 1987 with Philadelphia; 1990, 1991 with Chicago; 1994 with N.Y. Rangers
  • All-Star Games: 1987, 1989, 1994

    International Achievements (Canada)

  • Canada Cup: 1987 (gold, coach), 1991 (gold, coach and general manager)
  • World Championship: 1993 (coach)
  • World Junior Championship: 1980 (coach)

    MIKE KEENAN'S COACHING STATISTICS
      Regular Season Playoffs
    Year Team Lg. GP W L T Pct. GP W L Pct.
    84-85 Philadelphia NHL 80 53 20 7 .706 19 12 7 .632
    85-86 Philadelphia NHL 80 53 23 4 .688 5 2 3 .400
    86-87 Philadelphia NHL 80 46 26 8 .625 26 15 11 .577
    87-88 Philadelphia NHL 80 38 33 9 .531 7 3 4 .429
    88-89 Chicago NHL 80 27 41 12 .413 16 9 7 .563
    89-90 Chicago NHL 80 41 33 6 .550 20 10 10 .500
    90-91 Chicago NHL 80 49 23 8 .663 6 2 4 .333
    91-92 Chicago NHL 80 36 29 15 .544 18 12 6 .667
    93-94 N.Y. Rangers NHL 84 52 24 8 .667 23 16 7 .696
    94-95 St. Louis NHL 48 28 15 5 .635 7 3 4 .429
    95-96 St. Louis NHL 82 32 34 16 .488 13 7 6 .538
    96-97 St. Louis NHL 33 15 17 1 .470 -- -- -- --
    97-98 Vancouver NHL 63 21 30 12 .429 -- -- -- --
    98-99 Vancouver NHL 45 15 24 6 .400 -- -- -- --
    00-01 Boston NHL 74 33 26 7 (8) .493 -- -- -- --
    01-02 Florida NHL 56 16 29 8 (3) .357 -- -- -- --
    02-03 Florida NHL 82 24 35 13 (9) .372 -- -- -- --
    03-04 Florida NHL 15 5 8 2 (0) .400 -- -- -- --
    Totals     1069 539 398 124 .566 160 91 69 .569