BOSTON – Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 6, that the team has relieved Bruce Cassidy of his duties as head coach.
Cassidy has been the head coach of the team since February 7, 2017.
The search for the next head coach of the Boston Bruins will begin immediately.
“Today I informed Bruce Cassidy that I am changing the head coach,” Sweeney said. “After 14 years working with Bruce, it was a very difficult decision. I would like to thank and acknowledge all of Bruce’s work and success with the Bruns organization. His head coaching record for Bruns is impressive and we appreciate both Bruce. Professionally and personally. Everything. After taking a moment to fully digest, I felt that the new voice would be beneficial for our team directing this season and beyond. I wish Bruce, Julie, Shannon and Cole a lot of success as a family, and with their future opportunities.
“On behalf of the Jacobs family, I would like to thank Bruce and his family for their dedication to the Boston Bruins organization,” said Charlie Jacobs, CEO of the Bruins. “While in both Providence and Boston, Bruce’s passion for the game and his pride in representing the franchise was undeniable. We wish Bruce, Julie and his entire family success in the future and thank them for what they have done. Done for the team. “
“I want to thank Bruce for the time and service he has given to the Boston Bruins organization over the last 14 years,” said Cam Neely, president of Bruce. “Bruce is a great coach and he has helped the team win many games and succeed in his tenure behind the bench. I would like to express my gratitude to Bruce and his family for all that they have done over the years to support the new team. The Bruins Association. We want them to succeed in the future. “
“I am confident that a thorough search will be conducted to identify the best candidate to help our team reach its full potential,” Neely added.