With the Stars about to name Glen Gulutzan the new head coach, let's take a look at some of the coaches who have jumped from the AHL to the NHL: MIKE BABCOCKCareer record as NHL head coach: Regular Season: 373-188-95 (.641) Playoffs: 70-42-0 (.625)Notable Accomplishments: · Prior joining Anaheim Mighty Ducks on May 22, 2002, guided the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Cincinnati Mighty Ducks to two consecutive playoff berths and a 74-59-27 record in both seasons as head coach.· Compiled a 40-27-15 record (.579) in first season as head coach of Anaheim Mighty Ducks, and led his club to its first ever Stanley Cup appearance in 2003. · Has made two appearances in the Stanley Cup Finals since joining the Detroit Red Wings during 2005-06 season, including winning the Cup in 2008.· Teams he has coached have earned a playoff berth in seven of the last eight seasons in the NHL, including six consecutive appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. GUY BOUCHERCareer record as NHL head coach:Regular Season: 46-25-11 (.628) Playoffs: 11-7-0 (.611)Notable Accomplishments:· Led AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs to a 52-17-11 record in 2009-10, winning the Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award as the AHL coach of the year.· In first season as Tampa Bay’s head coach in 2010-11, guided team to a 23-point improvement over 2009-10 season earning a 46-25-11 record placing second in the Southeast Division.· Coached team to an Eastern Conference Finals berth.· Named a finalist for the 2011 Jack Adams Award as coach of the year. BRUCE BOUDREAUCareer record as NHL head coach:Regular Season: 189-79-39 (.679) Playoffs: 17-20-0 (.459)Notable Accomplishments:· Has won division title in each of his four seasons as head coach of the Washington Capitals.· Led team to three consecutive 100-point seasons.· Won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s coach of the year for the 2007-08 season.· Led team to President’s Trophy in 2009-10.· Qualified for playoffs each season. DAN BYLSMACareer record as NHL head coach:Regular Season: 114-56-19 (.653) Playoffs: 26-18-0 (.591)Notable Accomplishments:· Previously coached AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.· Won Stanley Cup in first season as head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2008-09, despite taking over at mid-season.· Led Penguins to two-consecutive 100-point seasons, and one division title.· Nominated for Jack Adams Award as NHL’s coach of the year for 2010-11 season. RANDY CARLYLECareer record as NHL head coach:Regular season: 266-169-57 (.599) Playoffs: 36-26-0 (.581)Notable Accomplishments:· Previously coached AHL’s Manitoba Moose.· Led team to Western Conference Final in first season as head coach of the Anaheim Ducks.· Won Stanley Cup in 2006-07, losing only five games in the playoffs that season.· Has posted 40-win seasons in five-of-six seasons as head coach of Ducks. BARRY TROTZCareer Record as NHL head coach:Regular season: 455-398-131 (.529) Playoffs: 14-26-0 (.350)Notable Accomplishments:· Previously coached AHL’s Portland Pirates.· In first season as head coach of NHL’s Nashville Predators, led team to a 28-win season, the third highest for an expansion team.· One of 10 head coaches in NHL history to coach 750 games with a single team.· Is currently the second-longest tenured coach in the NHL (first is Lindy Ruff).· Has led club to playoff appearances in six of last seven seasons – including a trip to the Western Conference Finals in 2011.· Has earned three 100-point campaigns in his tenure, and has earned over 40 wins in each of the last seven seasons.