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Todd McLellan
Head Coach


No head coach in NHL history has won more games in their first four seasons behind the bench than the 195 collected by Todd McLellan.

Since being named the Sharks head coach on June 12, 2008, McLellan, 45, has posted a 195-92-41 record. During that span, the Sharks have posted four 40-plus win seasons, had three 100-point seasons, captured a Presidents’ Trophy (2009), three Pacific Division titles and made back-to-back appearances in the Western Conference Final (2010, 2011).

Entering the 2012-13 season, McLellan is just 12 wins shy of becoming the franchise’s all-time winningest coach (Ron Wilson, 206).

Recognized as one of the top coaches in the NHL, McLellan was tabbed to serve as the head coach for Team Alfredsson for the 2012 NHL All-Star Game, after serving in a similar capacity for the 2009 contest in Montreal.

In 2010, he became just the third coach in National Hockey League history to record 50-plus wins in his first two seasons.
In his first season as an NHL head coach, he was named as a finalist for the Jack Adams Trophy and became just the sixth NHL coach (and first since 1990) to lead his team to the Presidents’ Trophy for the best overall regular season record (53-18-11) in his first season behind the bench. Only Tom Johnson’s 1970-71 Boston Bruins won more home games (33) than McLellan’s Sharks (32) and the team’s 53 wins placed him tied for second behind Johnson (57 wins) for most overall coaching wins by a rookie head coach. In addition, McLellan’s .713 points percentage ranks third all-time among first year bench bosses with at least 80 games coached.

That year, the Sharks collected 52 points through the first 30 games of the season (32-5-4, an NHL record) and began the season 20-0-2 at HP Pavilion. They were the only team in the League to be in the top-five of each of the following categories: power play (third, 24.2 percent), penalty kill (fifth, 83.3), shots for (third, 33.2), shots against (first, 27.2) and face-offs (second, 53.8).

Prior to joining San Jose, McLellan spent three seasons as an assistant coach under Mike Babcock with the Detroit Red Wings. During that span, no NHL team won more games (162) or earned more standings points (352) than Detroit. One of McLellan’s key responsibilities was working with the Red Wings power play, which finished third in the NHL in 2007-08 (20.7) and first in 2005-06 (22.1).

In his seven seasons coaching in the NHL with San Jose and Detroit, McLellan’s teams have won one Stanley Cup (2008 with Detroit), three Presidents’ Trophies (2006 and 2008 with Detroit – finishing second overall in 2007, tying the Buffalo Sabres for first in points (113) but having three fewer wins – and 2009 with San Jose), four appearances in the Western Conference Final (2007, 2008 with Detroit and 2010, 2011 with San Jose) and six division titles.

Prior to being hired in Detroit, McLellan spent four seasons as head coach of the Houston Aeros in the American Hockey League, including capturing the 2003 Calder Cup Championship. Under his guidance, McLellan led the Aeros to a 154-111-37-18 mark (.567 winning percentage). He was named 2003 Minor Coach of the Year by The Hockey News and also was selected to coach two AHL All-Star Games during his tenure in Houston.

In 2000-01, he was the head coach of the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the International Hockey League, posting a 43-32-7 record.
From 1994-95 through 1999-00, McLellan coached the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League, where he also served as general manager in his final four seasons. He was named 2000 WHL Coach of the Year and 1997 WHL Executive of the Year. The team captured division titles in 1996 and 2000.

In his 18 years of serving as a head and assistant coach, McLellan’s teams have never missed the postseason.
McLellan, a native of Melville, Saskatchewan, played his junior hockey with Saskatoon (WHL) and was drafted by the New York Islanders in the fifth round (106th overall) in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. He played parts of two seasons with Springfield in the AHL and played in five games with the Islanders in 1987-88, posting two points (one goal, one assist) before a shoulder injury ended his career.
McLellan and his wife, Debbie, have two sons: Tyson and Cale.
 
HEAD COACHING RECORD OF TODD McLELLAN                                                                                                       
REGULAR SEASON                                                                                                      PLAYOFFS                              
Season     Team                   LGE       W        L         T       O/T       W%        P%          W         L         W%

1994-95     Swift Current        WHL       31       34       7       --          .430       .479         2          4         .333

1995-96     Swift Current        WHL       36       31       5       --          .500       .534         2          4         .333

1996-97     Swift Current        WHL       44       23       5       --          .611       .645         6          4         .600

1997-98     Swift Current        WHL       44       19       9       --          .611       .673         7          5         .583

1998-99     Swift Current        WHL       34       32       6       --          .472       .513         2          4         .333

1999-00     Swift Current        WHL       47       18       4       3           .652       .701         6          6         .500

2000-01     Cleveland             IHL         43       32       0       7          .524       .567         0          4         .000

2001-02     Houston               AHL       39       26       10      5          .487       .581         8          6         .571

2002-03     Houston#             AHL       47       23       7       3          .587       .650         15         8         .652

2003-04     Houston               AHL       28       34       14      4          .350       .462         0          2         .000

2004-05     Houston               AHL       40       28       6       6          .500       .575         1          4         .200

2008-09     San Jose!            NHL       53       18       -        11         .646       .713         2          4         .333

2009-10     San Jose             NHL       51       20       -        11         .622       .689         8          7         .533

2010-11     San Jose             NHL       48       25       -        9          .585       .640         9          9         .500

2011-12     San Jose             NHL       43       29       -        10         .524       .585         1          4         .200

                 NHL TOTALS                    195     92       -        41         .595       .657         20         24       .455

# = won AHL Championship

! = won Presidents’ Trophy

 

ASSISTANT COACHING RECORD OF TODD McLELLAN (under Mike Babcock)

                                                                                                                                PLAYOFFS

Season     Team                   LGE       W        L         T       OTL      W%        P%          W         L         W%

2005-06     Detroit!                NHL       58       16       0       8          .707       .756         2          4         .333

2006-07     Detroit                 NHL       50       19       0       13         .609       .689         10         8         .555

2007-08     Detroit!*               NHL       54       21       0       7          .658       .701         16         6         .727

 

* = won Stanley Cup

! = won Presidents’ Trophy

 

PLAYING CAREER OF TODD McLELLAN – Center

BORN: October 3, 1967 in Melville, Saskatchewan
                                                                                                                             PLAYOFFS
Season     Team                   LGE       GP      G        A       PTS      PIM        GP       G           A           PTS    PIM

1983-84     Saskatoon           WHL       50       8         14      22         15          --          --            --            --             --

1984-85     Saskatoon           WHL       41       15       35      50         33          3          1            0            1             0

1985-86     Saskatoon           WHL       27       9         10      19         13          13         9            3            12           8

1986-87     Saskatoon           WHL       60       34       39      73         66          6          1            1            2             2

1987-88     NY Islanders        NHL       5         1         1       2          0            --          --            --            --             --

                 Springfield           AHL       70       18       26      44         32          --          --            --            --             --

1988-89     Springfield           AHL       37       7         19      26         17          --          --            --            --             --

                 NHL TOTALS                    5         1         1       2          0            --          --            --            --             --

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 8 7 1 0 29 15 14
2 NSH 7 5 0 2 19 13 12
3 LAK 7 5 1 1 17 10 11
4 CGY 9 5 3 1 25 19 11
5 DAL 7 4 1 2 24 22 10
6 CHI 6 4 1 1 18 10 9
7 SJS 8 4 3 1 27 25 9
8 VAN 7 4 3 0 23 24 8
9 EDM 8 3 4 1 23 32 7
10 MIN 5 3 2 0 12 4 6
11 COL 8 2 4 2 19 27 6
12 STL 6 2 3 1 13 13 5
13 ARI 6 2 3 1 16 24 5
14 WPG 7 2 5 0 13 20 4

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Marleau 8 4 6 -1 10
J. Pavelski 8 4 4 6 8
L. Couture 8 4 4 -2 8
J. Thornton 8 2 6 5 8
B. Burns 8 1 7 0 8
T. Wingels 8 3 2 -2 5
M. Irwin 6 2 1 -4 3
M. Nieto 8 1 2 3 3
J. Demers 7 0 3 -1 3
J. Braun 8 0 3 2 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 1 1 1 .933 2.27
A. Niemi 3 2 0 .903 3.16
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