Scotty Bowman retired as a Head Coach in the NHL with the record for most wins in league history with 1,248 in the regular season and 223 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He coached the St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Detroit Red Wings.
As a Head Coach Bowman won nine Stanley Cup championships; five with the Canadiens (1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979) one with the Penguins and three with the Red Wings. He has also won five Stanley Cups as a member of an organization's front office. Bowman is the first NHL coach to lead three teams to Stanley Cup victories.Bowman won the Jack Adams Award in 1977 and 1996. In the 1976–77 season he won a record 60 games, breaking his own record of 58 wins the year before. He broke his own record again in the 1995–1996 season, with 62 wins. His teams also made it to the Stanley Cup Finals a record 13 times and the semi-finals a record 16 times.