The Dallas Stars named Peter DeBoer the team’s new head coach on Tuesday.
Terms were not released by the club. However, The Athletic reported Monday it’s a four-year contract worth more than $4 million per season.
DeBoer, 54, replaces Rick Bowness, who stepped down following the team’s playoff elimination against the Calgary Flames.
“Over the last few seasons, I have seen firsthand what the Stars are building with a mix of dynamic young players and established leaders,” DeBoer said in a release. “The chance to become this team’s next head coach was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.”
DeBoer reached the Western Conference finals in 2020 as coach of the Vegas Golden Knights. He was let go after this past season. DeBoer compiled a 98-50-12 record in three seasons with Vegas. He has an overall record of 513-379-123 as a coach with the Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, San Jose Sharks and Golden Knights.
“Pete brings a wealth of experience to our dressing room, and we’re thrilled to name him our next head coach,” Stars general manager Jim Nill said in a statement. “Every team that he has taken over has not only shown immediate improvement but has been ultra-competitive in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.”
The Stars scheduled a formal introduction for Wednesday at the American Airlines Center.