Bruce Boudreau will share his gift of gab with all of us during the 2020 playoffs. Tuesday, the NHL Network announced that the former Capitals head coach will join the station as a guest analyst for the rest of the postseason.
Boudreau has made cameos several times as an NHL analyst since being fired as Minnesota Wild head coach on Valentine’s Day, including a spot on Sportsnet’s Trade Deadline show.
Boudreau will debut on NHL Tonight at 5:30 PM.
We want to welcome Bruce Boudreau to #NHLNetwork!
— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) August 11, 2020
During his time in Washington, Boudreau turned a young, prospect-laden team into a juggernaut, recording a 201-88-40 record during parts of four seasons as head coach. But Bruce could not get the Capitals past the second round of the playoffs and was let go early during the 2011-12 season.
Gabby made stops in Anaheim and Minnesota after leaving Washington. Boudreau owns a 63.5 winning percentage (567-302-115) during his 984 regular-season games as a head coach. He’s won division titles eight of his 13 seasons in the NHL.
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SECAUCUS, NJ (August 11, 2020) – NHL Network™ today announced that Bruce Boudreau – winner of the 2008 Jack Adams Award — will join as a guest analyst for the remainder of the 2020 Stanley Cup® Playoffs. Boudreau will make his debut today on NHL Network’s NHL Tonight™ live at 5:30 p.m. EDT alongside Jamie Hersch and Ken Daneyko. With the First Round beginning today, NHL Network is set to provide wall-to-wall coverage, including NHL Tonight before and after every Playoff game.
Boudreau joins NHL Network following 13 seasons coaching in the NHL® with the Washington Capitals (2007-2011), Anaheim Ducks (2011-2016) and Minnesota Wild (2016-2020). Boudreau amassed a 567-302-115 (.635) record in 984 regular season games coached over his career. The 1,249 points collected allowed his teams to finish first in their division during eight of 13 regular seasons. Boudreau, who has coached 90 Stanley Cup Playoff games, had his best season with the 2009-2010 Capitals, finishing with a .738 win percentage.
Drafted in the third round with the 42nd overall pick by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1975, Boudreau played in the World Hockey Association (WHA) for the Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975-1976) before joining the Maple Leafs throughout six seasons (1976-1982) and the Chicago Blackhawks (1985-1986). Boudreau skated in 141 regular season NHL games.
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