May 13, 2013, 1:39 PM EDT
Mike Keenan is back coaching hockey.
Just not in the NHL.
Keenan, 63, coached seven different teams over 20 years in the National Hockey League. He won a Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers in 1994 and most recently coached in Calgary for two seasons from 2007-09.
He won his first and only Jack Adams trophy in 1985, guiding Philadelphia to the Presidents’ Trophy and the Stanley Cup finals.
One of the NHL’s most controversial coaches, Keenan’s time in several cities often ended under bizarre circumstances.
He famously resigned his head coaching post in New York just weeks after capturing the franchise’s first Stanley Cup in 54 years.
Years later, while serving as GM in Florida, he again abruptly resigned shortly after making a blockbuster deal to send Roberto Luongo to Vancouver.
Speaking of Vancouver…
For some of the highlights (lowlights?) of Keenan’s time as Canucks head coach, like the whole “Grant Ledyard quit on the team even though all he was doing was being with his wife during a difficult time,” click here.
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