The Dallas Stars are planning to hire Peter DeBoer as their next head coach, multiple outlets reported Monday.
Final details are being ironed out on a four-year contract worth more than $4 million per season, per The Athletic.
Every coach in the NHL owes Mike Babcock props for changing the salary structure of hockey coaches. Babs altered the financial landscape when he signed with the Leafs in 2015. Peter DeBoer getting $4 million plus to coach the Dallas Stars. That was unheard of money pre-Babcock.
— Steve Simmons (@simmonssteve) June 20, 2022
DeBoer was fired by the Vegas Golden Knights on May 16. Four days later, Rick Bowness stepped down as coach of the Stars.
DeBoer, 54, 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.
Vegas lost to the Bowness-coached Stars in the Western Conference finals in 2020.
Bowness, 67, guided Dallas to a 46-30-6 record in 2021-22 and was 89-62-25 over three seasons with the Stars.
–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)