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Canucks fire Boudreau; hire Tocchet as head coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Vancouver Canucks have fired head coach Bruce Boudreau on Sunday. He had an emotional send off on Saturday night.

The struggling Canucks have hired Rick Tocchet as their new bench leader. His first game with the team will be Tuesday night at home when the team hosts the Chicago Blackhawks.

Former Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau watches his team play against the Edmonton Oilers during the first period in NHL action
Bruce Boudreau watches his team play against the Edmonton Oilers during the first period in NHL action (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Boudreau led the Canucks for parts of two seasons. This season; however, the team has gone 18-25-3.

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“Your dedication and passion for the game have created a lasting impact on the Vancouver Canucks and our community,” the team said in a Facebook post. “Thank you, Bruce.”

The Canucks have also fired assistant coach Trent Cull.

As the Canucks head coach, Boudreau went 50-40-13 since the 2021-22 season. He was their head coach for 103 games.

He also led the Anaheim Ducks, Washington Capitals, and the Minnesota Wild. As an NHL head coach, he has gone 617-342-128 in 1,087 games.

Tocchet has been working as an analyst. He last served as an NHL head coach during the 2020-21 with the Arizona Coyotes.

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He went 24-26-6 in 56 games.

As an NHL head coach, which also includes a stint as the Tampa Bay Lightning head coach, he has gone 125-131-34 as a bench leader in 290 games.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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