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
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1991 (Builder)
Bowman in 2006
Born (1933-09-18) September 18, 1933 (age 90)
Verdun, Quebec, Canada
Coached for St. Louis Blues
Montreal Canadiens
Buffalo Sabres
Pittsburgh Penguins
Detroit Red Wings
Coaching career 1956–2002

Early years


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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