Boudreau Extended for Two More Years


The Anaheim Ducks announced Thursday that head coach Bruce Boudreau’s contract has been extended for two more years. Boudreau was named the eighth head coach in Anaheim Ducks history on November 30, 2011, “after” the firing of former head coach Randy Carlyle. Under Boudreau, the Ducks had a record of 27-23-8. Including a record in 2012 that ranked as fifth best in the Western Conference, 24-15-6. Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray had this to say:

“Since joining the organization last November, Bruce has done an outstanding job with the team. He’s committed to us and determined to lead us back to the playoffs.”

Boudreau’s career record in the NHL is pretty impressive so far. He is 228-111-48 in 387 career NHL games, which equals a .651 winning percentage, in both Washington and Anaheim. In the time that Boudreau has been a coach in the NHL, he is tied with former Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and current Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock with the most points earned, 504. Also, in that same time, he is second in wins, 228, which is one win behind Babcock. Boudreau had this to say:

“I’m really happy about this. I’m convinced we have a great core of players and a bright future, and I’m excited to be part of it.”

Boudreau had a conference call with the media Thursday afternoon. You can see the whole conference call script here. I am thrilled with this, I mean we all knew it was coming anyway, but just to see it official is a good feeling. Even though I was a huge Randy Carlyle fan, the team really needed a change and Boudreau was the best guy to replace Carlyle. The team really needed a new voice and they got it. Randy Carlyle’s style of defense-first wasn’t working anymore and Boudreau’s style is much different and more offense-oriented. Under Boudreau, they played so much better and gives me hope that next year will not nearly be this bad.
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