The Boston Bruins have hired a new head coach. After the firing of Bruce Cassidy whom now is the bench boss for the Vegas Golden Knights, a new voice was needed in Boston. The new bench boss is Jim Montgomery. He will be the head coach in Boston for the forseeable future. After Bruce Cassidy took the team to the postseason for six straight seasons and one Stanley Cup Final appearance, the front office determined a new voice was needed for this club.
Boston Bruins Name New Head Coach in Jim Montgomery
Monty’s the man.
The Boston Bruins have named Jim Montgomery as the 29th head coach in franchise history.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) July 1, 2022
The Boston Bruins have a new head coach. The team remains to be a desirable place to coach. An original six club that remains to be a contender for the Stanley Cup. After making the postseason for the past six seasons, the new bench boss is looking to replicate that success while also building for the future.
The Bruins are a desirable team to want to coach. With a team that boasts one of the best two-way centres in the game in Patrice Bergeron. They boast star-studded wingers David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, and Taylor Hall while also including Jake Debrusk. The Bruins have a core on the blueline for year’s to come with potential Norris candidate in Charlie McAvoy, Hampus Lindholm, and Brandon Carlo. Jeremy Swayman has proved to be the man in net as well as hugging partner Linus Ullmark. This is a Bruins roster that needs improvements. They are capable of contending. Additionally, a retool as well as a rebuild is right around the corner so contending is important right now.
Jim Montgomery’s Record
Jim Montgomery is the new coach for the Boston Bruins. The coach comes in with experience that carries a winning pedigree with him. Montgomery had previous head coaching stints with the Dallas Stars. Having to step down due to some off-ice issues, he was a solid coach and had the team headed in the right direction. He boasts a record of 61-43-10. He was currently with the St. Louis Blues as an assistant and had the job of running the powerplay. The Blues finished the season with a 29% success rate which ranked second in the league. That is huge for a Bruins team that struggled towards the end of the season.
Don Sweeney: "Jim has a winning history, and throughout the interview process he conveyed his ability to connect with all types of players while also demanding that his teams play with structure. We are excited for Jim to begin to make his imprint on our team."
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) July 1, 2022
With A quote like this from Don Sweeney, Montgomery can come in and be the coach for the present and future as a rebuild is on the horizon.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) October 5, 2018