Discussion in 'The History of Hockey' started by revolverjgw, May 10, 2007.
Who is it? Lindy Ruff must be getting up there...
Al Arbour did ~20 seasons with the Islanders. Pretty sure that's your record.
Terry Simpson coach the Isles for a couple of years starting in 86, so Arbour's streak doesn't run 20 years.
Jack Adams did coach Detroit for 20 straight though.
Do you mean consecutive years with one team?
Some candidates without interruption:
Jack Adams (1927-1947): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_Coaches_of_the_Detroit_Red_Wings
Billy Reay (1963-1976/77): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_Coaches_of_the_Chicago_Blackhawks
Toe Blake (1955-68): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_Coaches_of_the_Canadiens
Lester Patrick (1926-39): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_Coaches_of_the_New_York_Rangers
Al Arbour (1973-86): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_Coaches_of_the_New_York_Islanders
I'm pretty sure Adams 20 years with Detroit is the record for one team.
Art Ross had a brief 2 year hiatus where he didn't coach in the middle of his 20+year run with Boston.
Dick Irvin coached for 26 years straight, though not with the same team
Yeah, tenure with one team. Ruff's not even close yet, I guess it just seemed that way to me because lately, few coaches seem to have a long run at all.