The Vancouver Canucks announced Friday that head coach Bruce Boudreau will return to his role next season.
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Also, the British Columbia organization was sufficiently convinced to take advantage of the option provided for in Boudreau's contract; she had until June 1 to decide whether to bet on the experienced coach again – winner of the Jack-Adams Trophy in 2007-2008 – in anticipation of the campaign to come.
“Since coming to Vancouver he has done a great job and we expect to see the team continue to perform well under his leadership, as they did in the second half of last season. season," general manager Patrik Allvin said in a statement.
“I always wanted to come back to lead this team, added Boudreau. I love this organization, the city, the fans and the players. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue what we started.”
The 20th head coach in franchise history had won his first seven games at the helm of the Canucks. On January 23, he reached the milestone of 1,000 career National League regular season games.