Scotty Bowman: One of the Many Builders of the Montreal Canadiens

Daniel ArouchianSenior Analyst IDecember 15, 2008

Before the 1971-72 season, Scotty Bowman was hired by then GM Sam Pollock to coach the Montreal Canadiens.

He guided the Habs to five Stanley Cups with eight playoffs appearances. His style of coaching kept players focused on what mattered most: winning the Stanley Cup. He was considered a brilliant tactician, having other teams' coaches guess his next move.

In the spring of 1973, Bowman won his first Stanley Cup with the Canadiens. It was the first of five Cups he won with the team. The four other ones were won between 1975-1979.

During the 1976-77 season the Canadiens were untouchable.Their 60-8-12 mark got them 132 points.It was a league record that still stands today.


5 Stanley Cups:1972-73, 1975-76, 1976-77,1977-78, 1978-79

Prince of Wales:1972-73, 1975-76, 1976-77,1977-78, 1978-79

Jack Adams:1976-77


Stats: Regular season

GP      W        L       T

634   419    110   105

Stats: Playoffs

GP      W        L      

98     70      28