Fresh off a run to the Stanley Cup Final, the Boston Bruins have rewarded head coach Bruce Cassidy with a multi-year contract extension. The deal is reported to be worth approximately $3 million per season.
Cassidy has enjoyed immense success since taking over on an interim basis in 2017-18, guiding the Bruins to three consecutive playoff appearances. He has compiled a 117-52-22 record in 191 games at the helm, and the Bruins’ 256 points over that span are second-most behind only the powerhouse Tampa Bay Lightning.
Bruce Cassidy with 117 wins in 191 games behind the Bruins bench. He develops young players, adjusts when his personnel changes and took his team to Cup Final last spring. Well-deserved extension for Butch, an excellent guy and a very good hockey coach
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) September 11, 2019
Boston finished second in the Atlantic Division last season and came within one win of the Stanley Cup, ultimately falling to the St. Louis Blues in seven games. The Bruins dispatched the Toronto Maple Leafs, Columbus Blue Jackets and Carolina Hurricanes on their way to the Eastern Conference crown.
🎥 Bruce Cassidy on last season: "I hope we're not talking about it after Day 1. It's done, it's over...now we've got to work on getting back to that position." pic.twitter.com/THkW7ZR6yM
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) September 10, 2019
Cassidy’s club opens the 2019-20 season against the Dallas Stars on Oct. 3 to kick off a four-game road trip before returning home to face the New Jersey Devils on Oct. 12.
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