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Former Bruin head coach officially retires following tough elimination

Published May 7, 2024 at 0:05
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
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Rick Bowness, head coach of the Winnipeg Jets, announced his retirement yesterday, as reported by TSN's Darren Dreger.

Bowness, 69, has had a prolific NHL career, starting as a player drafted by the Atlanta Flames in 1975 and transitioning to coaching after his playing days ended.

After stints as head coach for teams like the Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, and Dallas Stars, Bowness took over the Jets' coaching responsibilities on a two-year deal with an option for a third.

He led the team to a strong finish this season, tying the franchise record for wins and securing a second-place finish in the Central Division.


Despite being a finalist for the Jack Adams Award recently, Bowness had considered retirement previously.

His career behind the bench, spanning over four decades, concludes with him guiding the Jets to consecutive playoff appearances, although both ended in early exits.

Yesterday's retirement announcement by the Winnipeg Jets marks the end of Bowness's extensive 40-year journey in the NHL.


The Jets now face a coaching vacancy as Bowness steps away, leaving a significant legacy in the hockey world. The team and fans alike wish him the best in his retirement.

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