About Bruce Boudreau
Bruce Boudreau, Head Coach – Minnesota Wild
For those who have attended a Roger Neilson's Coaches Clinic in recent years, you know what a gifted and highly entertaining speaker Bruce Boudreau is. Bruce is very funny and shares many insights with the audience, but he is also extremely well prepared and focused on educating his fellow coaches. Bruce holds nothing back and we are honoured to welcome him once again.
Bruce is in his third season as Minnesota Wild Head Coach after being named to the position on May 7, 2016. Prior to the start of this season, he owned a record of 503-243-99 (.654) in 12 seasons as an NHL head coach with the Wild, Anaheim Ducks and the Washington Capitals, leading his team to a division title eight times.
In his first season with Minnesota, he led the Wild to franchise records in wins and points. Boudreau coached the Central Division at the 2017 NHL All-Star Game - the first time in team history and the first time in his career he served as All-Star Game coach. He's the first coach in NHL history to lead three different teams to win streaks of 11-plus games. On March 5, 2016 he became the fastest coach in NHL history to reach the 400-win milestone (663 games) and on March 24, 2018 he became the 2nd fastest to reach 500 wins (837 games - behind Scotty Bowman's 825 games). He leads all active NHL coaches in win percentage. He is 43-47 in ten trips to the Stanley Cup Playoffs and is the seventh head coach in NHL history to win 200-plus games with multiple teams.
Please note: All NHL coaches attendance at the 2019 RNCC subject to change if their team makes it to the Cup Finals