After the announcement that Babcock has resigned, the Blue Jackets have named his replacement.
Blue Jackets Name New Head Coach Amid Babcock Resignation
After the investigation into Babcock's actions regarding forcing players to show him their photos, the Blue Jackets have confirmed that Mike Babcock has resigned from his position as head coach.
They have named Pascal Vincent as their new head coach. Vincent was the former assistant head coach of the Blue Jackets.
Mike Babcock resigns as Head Coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets; club names Pascal Vincent Head Coach
This comes after Elliotte Friedman broke the news that Mike Babcock was resigning this afternoon. Babcock's time in Columbus was short-lived, and even though he told the franchise and fans that he had changed, it appears he has not.
Sources say that there was no way for Babcock to continue as head coach of the Blue Jackets.
Sources say #CBJ and Mike Babcock are indeed parting ways.
Investigation by #NHLPA left no path for Babcock to continue as coach. Much of last 24-48 hours was spent negotiating his exit.
Strong message sent: Treat all players with respect, as you would in any proper workplace.
It is likely that this is the end of Babcock's career as a head coach in the NHL.
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