NHL: Peter DeBoer confirmed at helm of Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars confirmed on Tuesday the news that broke over the weekend that Peter DeBoer was the team’s new coach.

He becomes the 25th driver in franchise history and the 10th for the Stars in Dallas. Our employee with the athletePierre LeBrun reported that DeBoer has signed a four-year deal that will earn him $4.25 million annually.

“Pete brings a wealth of experience to our dressing room and we are thrilled to name him our next head coach,” Nill said in a statement. Every team he’s taken on has not only improved immediately, but has been extremely competitive in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In his 14 years as coach, he led five teams to the Conference Finals and two to the Stanley Cup Finals. His CV shows the high standards he sets and his ability to get his team to play at that level consistently. »

DeBoer, 54, joins the Stars after spending part of the last three seasons coaching the Vegas Golden Knights. DeBoer was hired midway through the 2019-20 season, winning 15-5-2 in 22 regular-season games and leading the Golden Knights to the 2020 Western Finals against the Stars. With Vegas, DeBoer went 98-50-12 in 160 regular-season games. He led Vegas to the playoffs in two of his three seasons with the club, making the finals 22-17 in 39 playoff games and reaching the semifinals of the 2020 and 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs.

“Over the past several seasons, I’ve seen firsthand what the stars are building with a mix of dynamic young players and established leaders,” said DeBoer. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to become the next coach of this team. I want to thank Tom Gaglardi and Jim Nill for having the chance to lead this team as we work together to bring another Stanley Cup to Dallas. »

The Dunnville, Ontario native has a record of 513-379-123 in 1,015 games over 14 seasons with Vegas, San Jose, New Jersey and Florida. Since entering the league in 2008–09, DeBoer has ranked sixth in wins and second in games controlled. He reached the Stanley Cup Finals twice, first with New Jersey (2012) and then with San Jose (2016). He is 68-55 in 123 playoff games and ranks fifth in playoff wins and playoff games played since 2008-09. In the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, DeBoer became the first coach in history to win his first five games ranked 7th and is 6-0 overall in 7th-ranked games.

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