Skip to main content

George McPhee: Capitals have Bruce Boudreau 'under contract'

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

ARLINGTON, Va. - Coach Bruce Boudreau has been given a contract to stay with the Washington Capitals, a reward for leading the team from last in the NHL to a Southeast Division title.

Capitals general manager George McPhee said Wednesday: "He's our coach. He's under contract ... for a long time."

McPhee says it's his policy not to discuss details of coaches' contracts.

Boudreau, a career minor league coach, was promoted from the AHL's Hershey Bears to replace the fired Glen Hanlon in late November, when the Capitals were a league-worst 6-14-1.

They went 37-17-7 under Boudreau to make the playoffs for the first time since 2003.

The Capitals lost to Philadelphia 3-2 in overtime in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference quarter-final Tuesday night.

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.