Mike Babcock, fired as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs earlier this season, has been named a volunteer adviser for the University of Vermont's men's hockey team.

Catamounts coach Todd Woodcroft, who has worked on staffs with Babcock, had a unique opportunity to add the NHL's eighth-winningest coach to his program. Babcock, 57, one of the more marketable names in the offseason NHL coaching market, has coached 17 seasons in the league, with Anaheim, Detroit and Toronto. He led the Ducks to the Stanley Cup Final in 2003, and won the Stanley Cup with the Red Wings in 2008.