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Cassidy becomes the Golden Knights’ third coach and replaces Peter DeBoer, who was fired after Vegas missed the playoffs for the first time in its five-year history.
Cassidy had a 245-108-46 record and had the Bruins qualify for the playoffs in each of his five-plus seasons after replacing Claude Julien in the final months of the 2016-17 campaign. He was fired on June 6, a month after the Bruins lost a seven-game first-round series to Carolina.
His most successful season was in 2018-19, when the Bruins reached the Stanley Cup Final, where they lost to St. Louis in seven games.
Vegas becomes Cassidy’s third stop as a head coach after a two-year stint with Washington from 2002-04.
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