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Boudreau to interview for Senators vacancy: report

Former Ducks coach was fired April 29 after Anaheim eliminated from playoffs

by NHL.com @NHL / NHL.com

Former Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau will interview with the Ottawa Senators for their coaching job Friday, according to the Ottawa Sun.

Boudreau was fired by the Ducks on April 29 after failing to win a Game 7 at home in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the fourth straight season. He led Anaheim to the Pacific Division title each of the past four seasons.

The Senators fired coach Dave Cameron on April 12 after they failed to make the playoffs.

Boudreau met with the Minnesota Wild earlier this week according to TSN. Minnesota has not decided if they will keep John Torchetti as coach. Torchetti replaced Mike Yeo on Feb. 14.

"I can say that I've had conversations," Boudreau told Sportsnet on Tuesday without mentioning with which teams. "… You always wonder if you're doing good work. So when other teams are interested in talking to you, sure, that's a good thing."

In five seasons with the Ducks, Boudreau was 208-104-40. He also coached the Washington Capitals from 2007-12 and won the 2007-08 Jack Adams Award. He has an career record of 409-192-80 in nine NHL seasons.

"I don't know if I would say I'm confident I'll get another job," Boudreau said. "After 33 years in the minors, you don't take anything for granted. You just hope you're given an opportunity."

According to the Sun, the Senators have talked with former NHL coaches Guy Boucher, Randy Carlyle. Marc Crawford, Kevin Dineen and Mike Yeo, and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League coach Benoit Groulx (Gatineau).

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