Peter DeBoer Fired by New Jersey Devils: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

December 26th, 2014 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

The New Jersey Devils fired head coach Peter DeBoer on Friday, just three seasons after he led the team to the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Devils confirmed the report:

TSN's Bob McKenzie first broke the news.

General manager and team president Lou Lamoriello talked about who would coach the remainder of the season, according to the team's official Twitter feed:

Lamoriello also talked about potential replacements, per Tom Gulitti of The Record:

DeBoer became the Devils head coach prior to the 2011-12 season after three campaigns at the helm with the Florida Panthers.

Aside from his magical run to the Eastern Conference title in 2012, however, DeBoer has never managed to lead a team to the playoffs. With a record of 12-17-7 this year, the Devils were a long shot to qualify for the postseason.

With that in mind, the 46-year-old native of Dunnville, Ontario, Canada, now finds himself out of a job.

The Devils are currently seventh in the Eastern Conference's Metropolitan Division, and there is little doubt that the f ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.