List of San Jose Sharks head coaches

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Todd McLellan, the 8th head coach of the Sharks, coached the team from 2008 to 2015.

The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California, the team is a member of the Pacific Division in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). Established for the 1991–92 NHL season, the Sharks initially played games at the Cow Palace before moving to SAP Center at San Jose in 1993. The Sharks are owned by San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises.

There have been nine head coaches in Sharks franchise history. George Kingston was the first coach in Sharks history and lasted two seasons, which included a 1992–93 campaign where the team set an NHL record for losses in a season with 71. Todd McLellan has the most games coached (540), wins (311), points (688), playoff games coached (62) and playoff wins (30) in franchise history as of the end of the 2014-15 NHL season. Cap Raeder is the leader in winning percentage, winning his sole game as head coach on December 3, 2002 against the Phoenix Coyotes. Jim Wiley holds the franchise records for fewest wins (17) and fewest points (37), while Kingston holds the record for lowest winning percentage (.192). The current coach of the Sharks is Peter DeBoer, who was hired on May 28, 2015.

Key[edit]

# Number of coaches[A]
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Loses
T Ties
OTL Overtime losses includes shootout losses
Win % Winning percentage
Spent entire NHL coaching career with the Sharks

Coaches[edit]

Darryl Sutter, the 5th head coach of the Sharks, coached the team from 1997 to 2002.
# Name Nat Dates Regular season Playoffs
GC W L T OTL[B] Pts Win % GC W L
1 George Kingston Canada April 12, 1991 — April 18, 1993 164 28 129 7 63 .192
2 Kevin Constantine United States June 16, 1993 — December 1, 1995 157 55 78 24 134 .427 25 11 14
3 Jim Wiley[C] Canada December 1, 1995 — June 5, 1996 57 17 37 3 37 .325
4 Al Sims Canada June 5, 1996 — May 9, 1997 82 27 47 8 62 .378
5 Darryl Sutter Canada June 8, 1997 — December 1, 2002 434 192 167 60 15 459 .529 42 18 24
6 Cap Raeder[D] United States December 1, 2002 — December 4, 2002 1 1 0 0 0 2 1.000
7 Ron Wilson United States December 4, 2002 — May 12, 2008 385 206 122 19 38 469 .609 52 28 24
8 Todd McLellan Canada June 11, 2008 — April 20, 2015 540 311 163 66 688 .637 62 30 32
9 Peter DeBoer Canada May 28, 2015 — present 164 92 59 13 98 .561 30 16 14

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Notes[edit]

  • A A running total of the number of coaches of the Sharks. Thus, any coach who had two separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  • B Before 1999, overtime losses were included in the loss column;[1] Since 2005, ties are no longer possible.[2]
  • C Wiley served as interim coach for the remainder of the 1995–96 season following the firing of Constantine.
  • D Raeder server as interim coach for a single game during the 2002–03 season following the firing of Sutter and prior to the hiring of Wilson.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Caldwell, Dave (2008-02-17), Playing It Safe for a Bonus Point in the N.H.L., New York Times, retrieved 2008-09-14 
  2. ^ Burnside, Scott (2005-07-25), Rule changes geared toward entertainment, ESPN, retrieved 2008-09-14