Sharks fire coach Bob Boughner: Source

The San Jose Sharks fired coach Bob Boughner on Thursday night after three losing seasons, The Athletic confirmed. Boughner had one year remaining on his contract and was set to earn $1.5 million next season.

San Jose also let go of assistant coaches John Madden, John MacLean and Dan Darrow.

In parts of three seasons with Boughner, the Sharks went 67-85-23 and failed to reach the playoffs each year. He came to San Jose after coaching the Florida Panthers for two seasons, taking over as head coach in December 2019 after Peter DeBoer was fired.

Boughner’s firing comes amid the Sharks’ search for a new general manager after Doug Wilson stepped down in April. Wilson held the position since 2003 and oversaw 14 postseason appearances, including a trip to the 2016 Stanley Cup Final.

Wilson announced last fall that he was taking a medical leave of absence. When he stepped down, he indicated in a statement that his health was the reason why he left his job with San Jose.

Elliotte Friedman first reported the Sharks were letting go of Boughner.

(Photo: Darren Yamashita / USA Today)


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