Stars to name DeBoer head coach

Posted: 20/06/2022 in NHL
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The Dallas Stars are naming Peter DeBoer their next head coach, reports Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

DeBoer was fired by the Vegas Golden Knights after failing to reach the playoffs this season. The Stars’ position opened when veteran bench boss Rick Bowness opted to step down after Dallas was eliminated by the Calgary Flames in Round 1.

Bowness coached Dallas for three seasons, guiding the club to the Stanley Cup Final in 2020.

DeBoer was unable to help an injury-ravaged Golden Knights roster to the playoffs in a year they were expected to compete for the Stanley Cup. He joins the Stars with a career record of 513-379-123 and a 68-55 mark in the playoffs.

The 54-year-old has made the Stanley Cup Final twice – in 2012 with the New Jersey Devils and 2016 with the San Jose Sharks.

With Dallas’ post reportedly filled, the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, and Winnipeg Jets are the three teams left searching for a new head coach this offseason.

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