Peter DeBoer was named the eighth coach in franchise history earlier today.
“Peter is a well-respected leader who possesses all of the characteristics we were looking for in our next head coach,” said Wilson. “He’s an extremely intelligent and innovative individual who likes to play an aggressive system. Peter has a track record of extracting the most out of his players and is willing to make tough decisions that are based on achieving team success. We’re extremely excited to have him leading our group.”
“It’s an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to coach the San Jose Sharks,” said DeBoer. “The Sharks have one of the most energetic buildings in the NHL and I am looking forward to the opportunity to roll up my sleeves and get to work with this group."
"I am pleased to see an experienced head coach taking over,” said Sharks Majority Owner Hasso Plattner. “With Peter on board, we can now concentrate on reinforcing our team for the next season and securing the future through the draft."
Here are DeBoer's thoughts about being named head coach.
DeBoer's contract is four years. The Devils will likely not seek draft pick compensation for the hire.