The Boston Bruins have officially hired Jim Montgomery as the 29th head coach in franchise history.

Montgomery joins the Bruins from the Blues, where he was an assistant coach from 2020-2022. He also has previously served as head coach of the Dallas Stars.

“The Boston Bruins are pleased to introduce Jim Montgomery as the next head coach of the Boston Bruins and welcome Jim, his wife, Emily, and his children, JP, Colin, Ava and Olivia, to the city of Boston,” Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said in a statement. “Jim has a winning history, and throughout the interview process he conveyed his ability to connect with all types of players while also demanding that his teams play with structure. We are excited for Jim to begin to make his imprint on our team.”