LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Golden Knights are hiring former Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy as head coach, according to multiple reports on sports websites.
Cassidy was fired less than a week ago after coaching the Bruins for the past five seasons, building a 245-108-46 record.
The Golden Knights have not released a statement regarding Cassidy.
ESPN hockey analyst Kevin Weekes and others reported the news Tuesday afternoon.
Only the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning have had better records over that period.
Cassidy takes over for the Knights after Peter DeBoer was fired following a Knights season marred by injuries. The Knights made a late run for a playoff berth, but they had dug too deep of a hole by the time they started to win games, and they lost to several teams that were already out of the playoffs.
Cassidy, who won the Jack Adams Award in 2020 as the NHL’s top coach, will be the third head coach in Knights history.
VGK President George McPhee fired Cassidy when the two were together in 2003 with the Washington Capitals. McPhee was the general manager for the Capitals at the time, and made the change citing the team’s poor record and performance.
This is a developing story. Check back for details.