Mark Babcock Biography

(Professional Ice hockey player)

Mark Babcock an ice hockey head coach. Mark is married and has three kids.

More about the relationship

Mike is married to Maureen Babcock. The couple together has three children: Alexandra, Michael III, and Taylor.

Other info on his relationship with his history, marriage date, and venue, etc. are unknown to the mainstream media. He is speculated to have been enjoying his marriage life happily at present.

Relationship Facts of Mark Babcock

  • Mark Babcock is married to Maureen Babcock.
  • He is father of Three (Alexandra, Michael III, and Taylor).
  • Mark Babcock is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Mark Babcock?

Mike Babcock is a Canadian professional ice hockey head coach, currently serving as head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Babcock is the only coach to win 6 distinct national or international titles, guiding Canada to gold at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey and the IIHF World Junior Championships in 1997 and the University of Lethbridge to the CIS University Cup in 1994.

Mark Babcock: Birth Facts, Family, Childhood

Babcock was born on April 29, 1963, in Manitouwadge, Ontario, Canada. His nationality is Canadian and his ethnicity is Caucasian.

He grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His birth name is Michael Babcock Jr. There is no information on his parents and siblings.

Mark Babcock: Education

He played a year under Dave King at the University of Saskatchewan and transferred to McGill in 1983. Babcock graduated from McGill in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education, and also did some post-graduate work in sports psychology.

Mark Babcock: Professional Life and Career

After his school and college career ended, he began a coaching career. He moved to the UK in 1987 as a player-coach for Whitley Warriors. In 49 games, he contributed 45 goals and 127 assists.

Babcock is 1 of 4 McGill University players to coach an NHL team. In 2008, Babcock became the second McGill hockey player to coach a Stanley Cup winner.

He has had a distinguished coaching career, & entered the 2011–12 season with a lifetime 798–540–148 regular-season coaching record in 18 seasons overall, including a 373–188–95 NHL mark in 8 seasons (2 with Anaheim & 6 with Detroit). He also guided Team Canada to gold medals at the 1997 world junior championships, the 2004 IIHF World Hockey Championships, the 2010 Winter Olympics, & the 2014 Winter Olympics. In addition, he guided the University of Lethbridge to a CIS national title in 1994.

Detroit marked the seventh coaching stint for Babcock.

In 1988, Babcock was appointed head coach at Red Deer College in Alberta. He spent 3 seasons at the school, winning the provincial collegiate championship & earning coach-of-the-year honors in 1989. He moved to WHL in 1991, where he guided the Moose Jaw Warriors for a two-year term.

Babcock then served 1 season as coach of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, earning Canada West coach-of-the-year honors. In 1994, he was appointed coach of the WHL’s Spokane Chiefs. He was named twice as the West Division coach of the year (1995–1996 & 1999–2000). From 2000–01 to 2001–02, he guided the AHL’s Cincinnati Mighty Ducks to a 74–59–20–7 record. The team qualified for the playoffs both years.

He was named head coach of the NHL’s Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on May 22, 2002. In the Stanley Cup playoffs with the Ducks, he leads the Mighty Ducks to the 2003 Stanley Cup Finals. Following the 2004–05 NHL lockout, he declined an offer to remain with the Ducks, and on July 15, 2005, was named head coach of the Detroit Red Wings. He and the Red Wings were eliminated by his former club, the Anaheim Ducks, in the Western Conference Finals of the 2007 playoffs.

In the 2007–08 season, he earned his 200th NHL career win in Detroit’s 5–2 victory over the Florida Panthers. Heading into the 2008 All-Star Game, as the top team in the NHL, Babcock was selected to coach the Western Conference in the All-Star Game. On June 4, 2008, he led the Red Wings to another Stanley Cup championship by defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins.

He was announced as a finalist for the Jack Adams Award for the 2007–08 season but ultimately finished third. In June 2008, he signed a three-year contract extension with the Red Wings. In the 2008–09 season, the Red Wings again made the Stanley Cup Final but lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In October 2010, Babcock signed a four-year extension with the Red Wings. Babcock was announced as a finalist for the Jack Adams Award for the 2013–14 season but finished second. On December 6, 2014, Babcock earned his 500th career win as a head coach, becoming the second-fastest coach in NHL history to do so.

After failing to come to terms on a contract extension with the Red Wings, Babcock requested & received permission to seek employment elsewhere on May 8, 2015. On May 20, 2015, it was announced that Babcock would become the new head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He reportedly received an eight-year deal worth $50 million, & will be the highest-paid coach in NHL history. 

On February 4, 2016, Babcock coached his 1,000 NHL game against New Jersey Devils. The Maple Leafs finished last in the entire league during his first year. Despite this, praise was given to his coaching and patience. This season was also the first time Babcock missed the playoffs since the 2004 playoffs.

Mark Babcock
Caption: Mark Babcock Stunning Looks (Source: NHL )

Mark Babcock: Salary, Net Worth

He has a salary of $6.25 million per season whilst his net worth is unknown.

Mark Babcock: Rumors, Controversy

There were rumors that The Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues, and San Jose Sharks were eager to sign him after his terms with the Red Wings ended in May 2015. However, on May 20, 2015, it was announced that Babcock would become the new head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Mark Babcock: Body Measurements

Mark has brown hair and blue eyes. Furthermore, there are no details regarding her body measurements. His height is 5 ft and 8 inches.

Mark Babcock: Social Media Profile

Mark is currently inactive on social media. He does not hold an account on any of the social sites including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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