January 2, 2014; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan (left) talks to assistant coach Jay Woodcroft (right) during the third period against the Edmonton Oilers at SAP Center at San Jose. The Sharks defeated the Oilers 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Todd McLellan To Become Sharks’ All-Time Coaching Leader On Friday

Todd McLellan will continue to carve his name even more into San Jose Sharks history when his team takes on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.

It will be his 435th game behind the bench as Sharks head coach. McLellan is already the franchise’s leader in wins with 256, winning percentage at .590 and points percentage at .652. The game’s coached record will push him past current Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter.

From San Jose:

In his first four seasons as an NHL head coach (2008-2012), McLellan notched more wins than any other coach in League history (195). He posted the second-most wins (236) in his first 400 games of any NHL coach in League history (Bruce Boudreau, 238) and was the second-fastest coach in NHL history to reach 250 wins (424 games, behind Boudreau; 416 games). Furthermore, he became the second-fastest NHL coach to win 200 games.


In his first season as an NHL head coach (2008-09), McLellan was named as a finalist for the Jack Adams Trophy and became just the sixth rookie NHL coach (and first since 1990) to lead his team to the Presidents’ Trophy for the best overall regular season record (53-18-11).

McLellan has seemingly done it all for the San Jose Sharks, but still has one last goal for the Sharks — lead the team to its first Stanley Cup.



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