The Minnesota Wild have hired Bruce Boudreau as the new head coach.

Wild GM Chuck Fletcher announced the team had agreed to terms with Boudreau, he has a record of 409-192-80 (.659) in nine seasons as an NHL head coach with the Anaheim Ducks and the Washington Capitals, leading his team to a division title eight times.

Boudreau became the fastest coach in NHL history to reach the 400-win milestone and leads active NHL coaches in win percentage. He is 41-39 in eight trips to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Boudreau was fired as head coach of the Ducks on April 29, just two days after the Ducks' Game 7 loss at home to the Predators. That was his fourth straight Game 7 loss at home.

This is a HUGE hire for the team, he was the top coach available and is someone that will deliver results with the talent on the Wild roster.

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