Winnipeg Jets officially nominated Rick Bowness as the new head coach on Sunday.
Bowness has become the eighth head coach in franchise history and the third since the team moved to Winnipeg before the 2011-12 season. TSN reports that Bowness has signed a two-year contract worth $ 2.5 million per season.
“We are very pleased to have Rick Bowness as the third head coach of Jets 2.0,” said Kevin Cheveldayoff, General Manager of Jets. "Rick brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, both in the rank of NHL coaches and in the players and coaches of the city of Winnipeg. Rick is a great hockey mind and an even better person, and he has this team. I'm confident that it will take us to new heights. "
Jet reportedly resigned as head coach of the Dallas Stars on May 20. Before turning, I was chasing Barry Trotz for a coach vacancy.
"I'm very excited about the opportunity given by Kevin Cheberdayov, Mark Chipman, and the ownership group head coach of Winnipeg Jets," Bownes said. "40 years after the first Jets gave me the first taste of coaching, I could return to Manitoba and lead this group of talented players in front of such a passionate fan base.
Interim coach Dave Laurie took over the jet in December after coach Paule Maurice resigned 28 games of the season with a record of 13-10-5.
In 54 games as head coach, Raleigh marked 26-22-6 and Jet was out of the playoffs after three appearances in the last four years.
Bowness, 67, is behind the NHL bench in a record 2,562 regular season match as head coach or assistant.
He led the star to a wildcard spot at the Western Conference this past season. However, Dallas fell to Calgary Flames in seven games in the first round.
Bowness was 212-351-28 in 48 ties during the Head Coaching Stint in Jets (1988-89), Boston Bruins (1991-92), Ottawa Senators (1992-96), New York. I own a record of. Islanders (1996-98), then-Phoenix Coyotes (2003-04) and Stars (2019-22). He also played an assistant coaching role with these teams, Vancouver Canucks and Tampa Bay Lightning.
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