Bob Boughner
Bob Boughner joined the San Jose Sharks coaching staff as an assistant on July 2, 2015 after spending the past four seasons as head coach of the Windsor Spitfires (OHL).
Bob Boughner joined the San Jose Sharks coaching staff as an assistant on July 2, 2015 after spending the past four seasons as head coach of the Windsor Spitfires (OHL).

The native of Windsor, Ontario, re-joined the Spitfires coaching staff after a stint as an assistant coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2010-11, seeing Columbus post a record of 34-35-13.
Prior to his stint with Columbus, Boughner, who also served as the President and a member of the ownership group of Windsor, was the head coach for the Spitfires from 2006-10 (four seasons). In his first four seasons with Windsor, Boughner was named the OHL and CHL Coach of the Year in consecutive seasons (2007-08 and 2008-09) and led the team to back-to-back Memorial Cup and OHL Championships in 2009 and 2010. He became the first head coach in CHL history to win two Memorial Cups and two CHL Coach of the Year awards. In his eight combined seasons at the helm of Windsor, Boughner’s teams posted a 282-213-49 record.

Internationally, Boughner coached the Canadian U-18 team to a gold medal at the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, going undefeated in the tournament.

During his playing career, Boughner played in 630 NHL games with Colorado, Carolina, Calgary, Pittsburgh, Nashville and Buffalo, amassing 72 points (15 goals, 57 assists) and 1,382 penalty minutes.