The Golden Knights have named former Bronze coach Bruce Cassidy as their next coach

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The Vegas Golden Knights have hired Bruce Cassidy as their next coach, according to a team announcement. Cassidy was. Sudden dismissal by the Boston Bruins After losing to the Carolina Hurricanes in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs earlier this month.

Cassidy will replace former coach Peter de Boer, who was. It was fired by the Golden Knights in May. For the first time in the franchise’s history, the team lost the post-season.

Cassidy will be the third coach in the Golden Knights’ five-year history. Vegas has reached the conference finals in three of those five seasons.

The 57-year-old has been the Bronze coach since the 2016-17 season. Cassidy was named Bruins’ interim coach when he took over from Claude Julien, who was fired in the middle of the season.

During his six seasons in Boston, Cassidy set a record of 245-108-46 and won the Jack Adams Award as the league’s best coach in 2020. Cassidy led the Bronze to the playoffs in each of his six seasons, including in the Stanley Cup Final. During the 2018-19 campaign.

After losing to Boston St. In the Louis Blues 2019 Stanley Cup final, the Bruins could not advance beyond the second round of the post-season.

Cassidy will inherit a highly talented roster, including star center Jack Ashell, which the organization acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Buffalo Sabers in November 2021. The Golden Knights ended the 22-2021 season with a 43-31-8 record (94 points). ) And only four points from the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.