Scotty Bowman

Canadian ice hockey coach

William Scott "Scotty" Bowman (born September 18, 1933 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a former National Hockey League head coach. He holds the record for most wins with 1,244.

Scotty Bowman
Scotty Bowman at the 2006 NHL Awards
Born (1933-09-18) September 18, 1933 (age 86)
Verdun, Quebec, Canada
PositionSenior Advisor of Hockey Operations
TeamChicago Blackhawks
Previous team(s)St. Louis Blues
Montreal Canadiens
Buffalo Sabres
Pittsburgh Penguins
Detroit Red Wings
Stanley Cup wins9 (1973, 1976-79, 1992, 1997-98, 2002)
Years as a coach1950s–2002
Years as an NHL coach1967–2002

Early yearsEdit

Bowman was born on September 18, 1933 in Verdun, Quebec. He played minor league hockey until a fractured skull resulting from a slash by Jean-Guy Talbot ended his playing aspirations.[1]


  1. The Game, Ken Dryden, p.36, Published by Macmillan Canada, 1993, ISBN 0-7715-9001-6

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