BOSTON — Bruce Cassidy’s time as head coach of the Boston Bruins has come to an finish.
The crew introduced Monday night that Cassidy had been relieved of his duties.
Cassidy initially took over as head coach in February of 2017, taking up for the fired Claude Julien.
In what was his second stint as an NHL head coach, Cassidy led the Bruins to a 245-108-46 regular-season report and a 36-37 postseason report, making the playoffs in all six of his seasons behind the Boston bench. The crew reached Sport 7 of the Stanley Cup Ultimate in 2019, however misplaced at house to the St. Louis Blues.
This previous season, the Bruins had been eradicated in Sport 7 of the primary spherical in opposition to the Carolina Hurricanes.
In a press convention after the season, Bruins president Cam Neely stated that GM Don Sweeney would return subsequent season, however that the.
“As we speak I knowledgeable Bruce Cassidy that I used to be making a head teaching change,” Sweeney stated Monday. “After 14 years working with Bruce, this was a particularly troublesome determination. I wish to thank and acknowledge Bruce for all his work and success with the Bruins group. His head teaching report for the Bruins is spectacular, and we’re appreciative of Bruce each professionally and personally. After taking a while to completely digest all the things, I felt that the route of our crew for each this season and past would profit from a brand new voice. I wish to want Bruce, Julie, Shannon and Cole a lot success as a household and with their future alternatives.”
On Monday, Neely indicated that Sweeney can be main the seek for a brand new head coach.
“I’ve the utmost confidence in Don to conduct an intensive search to determine the very best candidate that’s going to assist our crew attain its full potential,” Neely stated.