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Former Rangers' coach DeBoer now bench boss of Vegas Golden Knights

The NHL team fired Gerard Gallant on Wednesday
Peter DeBoer
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Peter DeBeor has found another coaching gig in the National Hockey League.

The former bench boss of the Kitchener Rangers is now the head coach of the Vegas Golden Knights.

The NHL team fired Gerard Gallant on Wednesday.

DeBoer was fired by the San Jose Sharks in December.

The 51-year-old also coached the Florida Panthers and New Jersey Devils, guiding both the Sharks and Devils to appearances in the Stanley Cup Final.

"In Peter DeBoer, we have a proven, experienced head coach who we believe can help us achieve our ultimate goal. We are excited to welcome Peter and his family to the Vegas Golden Knights organization. We look forward to a strong finish to the 2019-20 season with Peter at the helm and a successful tenure in the seasons to come." Vegas Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon said in a team statement.

DeBoer will join the Golden Knights on Thursday in Ottawa ahead of the team's game against the Senators. 

Vegas has lost four in a row and sit fifth in the Pacific Division.

with files from Sportsnet


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