Dallas Stars Hire New Head Coach


There is a new head coach in Dallas. Just two years after being knocked out of the Western Conference Finals by the Dallas Stars, Pete DeBoer is now behind the bench for the team. 

The fifty-four year old has served as the head coach in Florida, New Jersey, San Jose, Vegas, and now Dallas. DeBoer was let go by the Golden Knights following the regular season, after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in their history. DeBoer finished his term in Vegas with a strong 98-50-12 record. 

Pete DeBoer will continue his chase for the Cup in Dallas. The coach has made it to the Cup Finals twice, coming up just short with New Jersey in 2012, and again in 2016 with San Jose.

Despite never winning a Cup, DeBoer still enjoys fantastic numbers as a head coach in the post-season, posting the best playoff win percentage among active coaches (.553), only behind Jon Cooper and Jared Bednar. That's pretty good company.

The head coach has fifteen NHL seasons under his belt, with an all time record of 513-379-123, and a post-season record of 68-55.

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