Minnesota Wild fire coach Bruce Boudreau

Ruben Hill
February 15, 2020

Bruce Boudreau was sacked on Friday as coach of the NHL's Minnesota Wild, hours after the club squandered a two-goal lead in the third period and lost in a shootout.

"I would like to thank Bruce for his hard work and commitment to the Minnesota Wild during his tenure with the organization and wish him and his family the best in the future", Guerin said. So who is the Wild's new coach - at least for the remainder of the season?

Boudreau's firing marks the eighth National Hockey League head coaching change this season and comes just under a month after the Vegas Golden Knights parted ways with head coach Gerard Gallant.

Assistant coach Dean Evason has been named the team's interim head coach.

The move comes with the Wild having points in eight of their past 11 games (7-3-1) and having pulled within three points of a playoff spot with three games in hand on eighth-place. He had been hired by Chuck Fletcher, who has since been fired and joined Philadelphia as its GM. Boudreau took over as the Caps coach in 2007 and was in charge until 22 games into the 2011-12 season. During that time, the Capitals went 294-206-74 (.576) and won four consecutive Southeast Divison titles, went to the playoffs in his last five seasons and won the 2010 Presidents' Trophy.

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