Ducks fire Bruce Boudreau

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The Anaheim Ducks have just announced they have “… relieved Head Coach Bruce Boudreau of his duties.” Below is their website release.

Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray announced today that the club has relieved Head Coach Bruce Boudreau of his duties. Murray will begin the search for a new head coach immediately.

“I would like to thank Bruce for his hard work and dedication to the franchise,” said Murray. “This was a very difficult decision to make. Bruce is a good coach and character person, and we wish him the best of luck in the future.”

Boudreau was named head coach of the Anaheim Ducks on Nov. 30, 2011. He compiled a regular season record of 208-104-40 with Anaheim and helped the franchise to the last four consecutive Pacific Division titles.

“On behalf of the Ducks organization, we would like to express our appreciation to Bruce and his wife Crystal for their commitment to our community,” said Ducks Owners Henry and Susan Samueli. “Bruce led us to four division titles with tremendous passion and pride, and we will always be grateful for his contributions both on and off the ice.”

Prior to joining the Ducks, Boudreau was head coach of the Washington Capitals from 2007-11, winning the Jack Adams award in 2007-08. He has an all-time head coaching record of 409-192-80.

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