Bruins confirm the hiring of Jim Montgomery

The Boston Bruins have named Jim Montgomery as the team’s new head coach.

Posted at 10:21 am
Updated at 3:15 p.m

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The Quebecer will thus become the 29the Head coach in the history of training. The Bruins fired Bruce Cassidy on June 6.

“Jim has a successful track record and through the hiring process he has demonstrated his ability to engage with all types of players and implement a game structure. We are pleased to have Jim making his mark on our team,” said Don Sweeney, the team member’s managing director, in a press release on Friday.

Montgomery, 53, sat two seasons behind the Dallas Stars bench from 2018-2019.

In December 2019, the Montreal native was relieved of his duties for violating the team’s code of ethics and misconduct. In January 2020, he announced that he was in the process of rehabilitation to resolve issues related to alcohol abuse. It was his drinking problems that would have driven him out of Dallas.

A few months later, in September, the Blues hired him to help Craig Berube as an assistant coach.

In 113 games as a head coach in the NHL, Montgomery is 60-43-10.

Rick Bowness back in Winnipeg

Another former Dallas star got a job on Friday. Rick Bowness, who led the Stars to the 2020 Stanley Cup Finals, would return to where his career began, Winnipeg.


PHOTO GERRY BROOME, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rick Bowness behind the Stars bench in April 2021

At least that’s what the journalist Darren Dreger from the TSN broadcaster said.

The 67-year-old decided to give up his post in Texas at the end of last season. He had been with the Stars organization for five seasons, first as an assistant coach and then as head coach for three years.

In the 1988-1989 season he had his first chance as a head coach in Winnipeg. Since then, he has made his mark throughout the NHL, both as a head coach and as an assistant coach, with stints in Boston, Ottawa, Long Island, Phoenix, Vancouver and Tampa Bay.

Alain Nasreddine finds a job

Alain Nasreddine also received good news. The Dallas Stars have announced that they have added the Quebecer to their coaching staff. He will be one of Peter DeBoer’s assistants.

Nasreddine has spent the last seven years behind the bench with the New Jersey Devils, including half a season as interim head coach.

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