With Wednesday's 4-0 win over the St. Louis Blues, Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks became the third coach in NHL history to notch 700 regular-season triumphs, per ESPN Stats & Info. To date, only Scotty Bowman (1,244) and Al Arbour (782) have recorded more NHL coaching wins than Quenneville.
Prior to being let go by the Blues well into the 2003-04 season, Quenneville compiled 307 wins behind the St. Louis bench, earning the Jack Adams Trophy in the process as the NHL's coach of the year for his efforts during the 1999-2000 campaign.
After a three-season stint coaching the Colorado Avalanche from 2005-06 to 2007-08, Quenneville joined the Blackhawks organization as a scout in September of 2008.
Since then, the 55-year-old Quenneville has led the team to the NHL playoffs in each of the past five seasons. During that span, he led the 2009-10 Blackhawks to the franchise's first Stanley Cup championship since 1960-61.
Moreover, when the Blackhawks reclaimed the NHL title last season, Quenneville became the first coach in franchise history to lead the team to two Stanley Cups.
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