Fired Dallas Stars Coach Checks Into Rehab

Former Dallas Stars' head coach, Jim Montgomery, was abruptly fired on December 10th, 2019. With the recent scrutiny of coaches and management alike, some had speculated this firing was the result of the NHL's #metoo movement.

Jim Montgomery had been coaching in just his second season when he was fired by GM Jim Nill. The only information that had been made public is that it was not an ongoing criminal matter. Unlike the case of Bill Peters, the "unprofessional conduct" had taken place outside of the realm of hockey.

It has been announced that Montgomery has checked into rehab for alcohol abuse.
"It was the appropriate call. I let the team's front office, staff and players down. More importantly, I let my wife and family down. The team's decision to end my role forced me to look into the mirror and decide whether I wanted to continue living a damaging lifestyle or get help. I turned to professionals in the field of alcohol abuse for their guidance and counseling. It has been an overwhelming and a very humbling experience knowing that I am not alone." - Jim Montgomery
We wish Montgomery and his family the best of luck as he begins his journey to sobriety.

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