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According to ESPN’s Kevin Weekes, the San Jose Sharks will hire David Quinn to be their next head coach after firing Bob Boughner and his staff on July 1. The two sides agreed to a three-year contract on Thursday night.
Quinn most recently coached the New York Rangers from 2018-21, where he led them to a 96-87-25 record (.525 points percentage). They were swept by the Carolina Hurricanes in the best-of-five Stanley Cup Qualifiers in the 2020 Eastern Conference bubble.
The Sharks fired Boughner after missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the third straight season in 2021-22, when they finished 12th in the Western Conference with a 32-37-13 record. The team averaged 2.57 goals-per-game (30th in the NHL), 3.18 goals-against per game (21st), a 19% power play efficiency (22nd), and an 85.2% penalty-killing rate (second).
Former Hershey Bears head coach and Toronto Maple Leafs assistant Spencer Carberry in addition to Pittsburgh Penguins assistant Mike Vellucci were reportedly the other finalists for the job.
The Sharks named Mike Grier GM on July 5.
The Vegas Golden Knights replaced DeBoer with former Bruins and Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Cassidy on a reported contract that will pay him $4.5 million for five seasons. The Philadelphia Flyers hired John Tortorella, who signed a four-year contract that will pay him $4 million per season, on Friday. The Dallas Stars brought in DeBoer after Rick Bowness resigned and the Florida Panthers hired Paul Maurice to take over for Andrew Brunette. Lane Lambert will take over for Barry Trotz on the New York Islanders’ staff. Former Montreal Canadiens assistant Luke Richardson got the Chicago Blackhawks’ head coaching job. On June 30, the Detroit Red Wings replaced Jeff Blashill with former Tampa Bay Lightning assistant Derek Lalonde and the Bruins hired former Stars coach Jim Montgomery to take over for Cassidy. On the next day, the Winnipeg Jets named Rick Bowness to be their next bench boss.
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— Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) July 22, 2022
By Harrison Brown