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Bruce Boudreau to return as Canucks head coach for 2022-23 season

Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau will stay with the club for the 2022-23 season, Vancouver general manager Patrik Allvin confirmed Friday. Boudreau assumed the role on a two-year deal, taking over for Travis Green, in December 2021.

The 67-year-old has guided the team to a 32-15-10 record (74 points), which was the second-best record by points-percentage (.649) in the Pacific Division during Boudreau’s partial season in charge.

“My desire has always been to come back to coach this team,” Boudreau said in a release. “I love the organization, city, fans and the players. I’m also grateful for the opportunity provided to me by Jim and Patrik to continue building what we started.”

Boudreau coached his 1,000th regular-season game in the NHL on Jan. 23, becoming the 26th head coach in NHL history to reach the mark. He is one win shy of 600, which would make him the 22nd coach in league history to reach the milestone.

He previously coached the Minnesota Wild, Anaheim Ducks and Washington Capitals. Boudreau’s career regular-season record is 599-317-125 and his postseason mark is (43-47). He won the 2007-08 Jack Adams Award.

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