The Boston Bruins announced the firing of head coach Bruce Cassidy on Monday. Cassidy coached the Bruins for six years.
With Boston, he had a regular-season record of 245-108-46 and a postseason record of 36-37.
Bruins general manager Don Sweeney remarked, “Today I notified Bruce Cassidy that I was making a head coaching move.” “This was a difficult decision to make after 14 years of working with Bruce. I’d want to congratulate Bruce for all of his hard work and accomplishments with the Bruins.”
In 2019, the Bruins reached Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on home ice, but were defeated 4-1 by the St. Louis Blues. Under Cassidy, the Bruins have only made it to the second round of the playoffs once.
The Bruins will begin their hunt for a new coach right away. The Bruins finished 51-26-5 in the Atlantic Division last season, but were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Carolina Hurricanes in seven games.
With captain Patrice Bergeron’s contract expiring, Boston confronts a summer of uncertainty.
Bergeron, 36, said he needs more time to decide on his future, but he doesn’t see himself playing anyplace other than Boston.
Find out why the Bruins fired Cassidy, how quickly he could find another coaching position, and who might take his place from Fluto Shinzawa.