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Wild agree to make Bruce Boudreau next head coach (Updated)

The Wild and Bruce Boudreau, who was recently fired by the Ducks, came to terms on a contract that would make Boudreau the next head coach in Minnesota.

Well, that didn’t take long.

Bruce Boudreau is set to become the new head coach of the Minnesota Wild, eliminating one of the available (and coveted) coaching candidates on the open market this off-season.

The Wild just announced they had agreed to terms with Boudreau to become the club’s next head coach. The news comes soon after reports surfaced Saturday that Minnesota had made a big push to land Boudreau after he interviewed with the Ottawa Senators.

Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune provided the detail of contract term just before the Wild made the announcement.


Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray, who fired Boudreau after a first-round loss to Nashville, released a statement shortly after the Wild made the announcement.

“On behalf of the club, congratulations to Bruce and the Minnesota Wild,” said Murray, as per the L.A. Times. “Although coaching changes are extremely difficult, we felt that Bruce would be back behind the bench quickly. Everyone in the organization is very pleased he’s getting another deserved opportunity.”