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RUFF RECORDS 400 CAREER WINS

Thursday, 10.16.2008 / 12:45 AM / All News
By Erin Pollina  - Sabres.com
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RUFF RECORDS 400 CAREER WINS
Lindy Ruff (photo: Getty Images)
There have been 324 head coaches in the history of the NHL, according to the 2008-09 Record Book.

On Wednesday night, Lindy Ruff reached a plateau that only seven of those before him have surpassed.

Recording his 400th career win with the Buffalo Sabres’ 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers, Ruff became only the eighth coach to accomplish the feat with same NHL team and the 23rd coach to reach 400-wins all-time.

He is fifth among active coaches in career wins, compiling a record of 400-320-103 through 823 games and has the most wins among active coaches with their current teams.

Ruff began his coaching career as a player / assistant for the IHL San Diego Gulls in 1992-93, and was quickly promoted to an assistant coach position in the NHL for the expansion Florida Panthers from 1993-1997.

Attaining his first head-coaching position with the Buffalo Sabres the following season, Ruff has never looked back.

Since then he has become the all-time winningest coach in Sabres’ history, leading the team to it's first Stanley Cup Finals appearance in 24 years in 1999, a President's Trophy in 2007, and four Eastern Conference Finals.

Ruff has also coached in the NHL All-Star Game twice in his career, and won the Jack Adams Trophy as the NHL’s Coach of the Year in 2006.

Entering his 12th season with the Buffalo Sabres he and General Manager Darcy Regier make up the longest tenured tandem in major professional sports. He is the 15th head coach in team history.



























Most Career Wins, Active NHL Coaches
  • Mike Keenan    626       
  • Ron Wilson    522
  • Jacques Lemaire    502
  • Ken Hitchcock    471
  • Lindy Ruff   400

Most Career Wins with Current Team
  • Lindy Ruff, Buff.    400
  • Barry Trotz, Nash.    326
  • Craig MacTavish, Edm.    265
  • Jacques Lemaire, Minn.    255
  • Dave Tippett, Dal.    236

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82