Dallas Stars hire Peter DeBoer as their head coach to replace Rick Bowness

The Dallas Stars On Tuesday, Peter DeBoer was hired as the new coach. This comes a month after DeBoer was fired. Vegas Golden Knights.

DeBoer, the former leader New Jersey San Jose After missing the playoffs in five seasons, the Knights let him go after he reached the Stanley Cup Final with both clubs.

He had been coach of the Golden Knights for 2½ seasons after replacing Gerard Gallant, who took Vegas to the Stanley Cup Final in its inaugural 2017-18 season and back to the playoffs in 2019.

ESPN received confirmation Monday from a source that DeBoer was indeed there closing in on a deal with the Stars.

Dallas reached the Stanley Cup Final with Rick Bowness serving as interim head coach. Bowness was then offered a contract for a two year that lasted through this season. Bowness finished his almost three-season career at 89-62-26 and made two playoff appearances.

Stars general manager Jim Nill stated, “Pete brings a wealth to our dressing room, so we’re delighted to name him our next coach.” “Every team he has coached has seen immediate improvements and has been extremely competitive in the Stanley Cup playoffs. His resume demonstrates the high standards that he holds and his ability to get his teams to perform at this level consistently.

This will be DeBoer’s fifth coaching job. His previous stints included 14 seasons with Florida, New Jersey (2011-15), and San Jose (2015-20). Before moving to Vegas. In 1,015 regular season games, he has a record of 513-379-12123. His playoff record is 68-55, which includes the Stanley Cup Final with Devils in 2012 and the Sharks three years later.

DeBoer is the Stars’ fifth coach, since Jim Nill took over as their general manager in April 2013. DeBoer will be following Lindy Ruff and Jim Montgomery, as well as Bowness.

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.

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