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Boudreau to become Wild coach

Will replace Torchetti after being fired by Ducks

by NHL.com @NHL / NHL.com

Bruce Boudreau will be the next coach of the Minnesota Wild, it was announced Saturday.

He will replace John Torchetti, who coached the Wild the remainder of the season after Mike Yeo was fired Feb. 13.

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.

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

Video: Boudreau on being hired as Wild Head Coach

Boudreau, 61, will sign a four-year contract worth almost $12 million, according to reports.

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 is 409-192-80 in nine NHL seasons.

After Boudreau was fired by the Capitals on Nov. 28, 2011, he was hired by the Ducks two days later. Boudreau joins the Wild eight days after being fired by the Ducks.

He reportedly interviewed with the Ottawa Senators on Friday.

Torchetti went 15-11-1 for Minnesota. The Wild were eliminated in six games by the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Anaheim was eliminated by the Nashville Predators in the first round.

Video: The guys talk about Bruce Boudreau joining the Wild

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