Scott Bowman steps down with this tweet:
Scott Bowman's Career:
Bowman coached for theSt. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Detroit Red Wings for a total of 2,141 games.
He held the record for most wins as a head coach in NHL history during regular season with 1,244 wins and the postseason with 223 wins.
Bowman captured an NHL-record nine Stanley Cup championships as a head coach. He won with the Montreal Canediens (1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979), one with the Pittsburgh Penguins (1992), and three with the Detroit Red Wings (1997, 1998, 2002).
The two-time Jack Adams Award winner added five more Stanley Cup championships to his resume while serving on an organization's front office. He won three times as senior advisor with the Blackhawks in 2010, 2013, and 2015.
Bowman was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder in 1991.
"It was a pretty uncomfortable year because of Stan's thing, getting let go, and I stayed on for the year and tried to keep going as much as I could, which I think I did," Bowman told The Associated Press' John Wawrow and Stephen Whyno. "It’s been a good ride. I mean, you don't get the chance to work with your son all the time.
"Naturally, you have your differences of opinion, but I got to know the personnel on the team, and it was a good ride to be able to see this team develop and everything else."
Bowman said he recently spoke with the new Blackhawks general manager Kyle Davidson. He asked him to reconsider the decision, according to The Athletic's Joe Smith.