The San Jose Sharks have parted ways with head coach Peter DeBoer.
Former Florida Panthers head coach Bob Boughner was named as DeBoer’s replacement on an interim basis by the Sharks on Wednesday night.
Sharks general manager Doug Wilson also relieved Steve Spott, Dave Barr and Johan Hedberg of their coaching duties.
Roy Sommer, Mike Ricci and Evgeni Nabokov were all named to Boughner’s coaching staff. San Jose’s video assistant coach, Dan Darrow, will remain in his current role.
The Sharks currently lie in sixth place in the Pacific Division with a 15-16-2 record, five points adrift of the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference coming into Wednesday night.
San Jose is riding a five-game winless skid after their 3-1 defeat to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday. That includes 5-1 and 7-1 losses to the Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning, respectively.
DeBoer coached the Kitchener Rangers for seven seasons.
Spott was head coach of the Rangers for five seasons, plus was an assistant under DeBoer for five seasons.
with files from Blair Adams