Longtime NHL bench boss Bruce Boudreau is interested in being considered for the vacant Seattle Kraken head coaching position and the one-time Jack Adams Award winner isn’t being secretive about it.
“The thing about that job is it would be great to start with a team that is starting fresh and to be the builder of something,” Boudreau told Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic (Editor's note: a subscription is required to read this story). “I think that is a real exciting thing.”
Boudreau hasn’t coached at the NHL level in more than a calendar year after being fired as Wild head coach last February following nearly four seasons in Minnesota.
Kraken general manager Ron Francis has stated in the recent past that the team is in no rush to name its inaugural head coach, but Boudreau sees what an opportunity it would be.
“Anybody that has done this, wants to be coaching in the greatest league in the world if they can,” Boudreau said. “[Seattle] is new. It is fresh. It is a new team and I think the whole idea is exciting. … Especially with the success Vegas had.”
Boudreau is one of the few coaches who have had success against the Vegas Golden Knights since the team debuted in 2017 – he went 6-2-0 with the Wild while coaching against Vegas.