Anaheim Ducks extend contract of coach Bruce Boudreau

September 10, 2014

The Anaheim Ducks announced today that they extended the contract of Head Coach Bruce Boudreau for two additional seasons through 2016-17.  Boudreau had one year remaining on his contract prior to signing the extension.

“I couldn’t be more excited and would like to thank the Samuelis, Michael Schulman and Bob Murray for extending my contract,” said Boudreau. “I’m determined not only to win, but to do it here, for this organization that has treated me so well. I can’t wait for training camp to get started.”

Boudreau led Anaheim to the best record in the Western Conference for the first time in club history last year (54-20-8), including a second straight division title and club-record 116 standings points. He became the fastest coach in NHL history to reach 300 wins on Feb. 28, 2014 vs. St. Louis, accomplishing the feat in 496 career games. On Mar. 2, 2014 vs. Carolina, Boudreau became the fastest Ducks coach to 100 victories (169 career games).

“Bruce has done a very good job over the last several years, and deserves the opportunity to take this team deep into the playoffs,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “We’re happy to have this contract complete before training camp, so our complete focus can be on winning hockey games.”

Since joining the Ducks as the eighth head coach in club history on Nov. 30, 2011, Boudreau has posted a record of 111-55-22. In his first full season in Anaheim (2012-13), he led the team to the best winning (points) percentage in club history (30-12-6, .688%), a mark the club surpassed last year.

Boudreau is a two-time finalist for the Jack Adams Award (NHL Coach of the Year) and won the award in 2007-08 with Washington (also a 2012-13 finalist with Anaheim).

By Staff of and news services

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