The Dallas Stars introduced on Friday that Rick Bowness is stepping down as head coach efficient instantly.
The Stars completed fourth within the Central Division, posting a report of 46-30-6. Dallas earned a berth into the Stanley Cup Playoffs however misplaced to the Calgary Flames in seven video games within the first spherical.
Bowness, 67, was employed forward of the 2019-20 season and spent three seasons behind the Stars’ bench.
“After cautious consideration with my spouse Judy, we really feel it is best to step away and permit the group the chance to pursue a distinct course on the head teaching place,” Bowness mentioned in a press release launched by the Stars. “I might wish to thank all of the passionate followers and the devoted employees for his or her help and laborious work in my time there. It has been an honor for me, and my household, to symbolize the Stars and the town of Dallas.”
The Stars went 20-13-5 in Bowness’ first season with the crew, successful the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl earlier than falling to the Tampa Bay Lightning in six video games within the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Stars posted an 89-62-25 report underneath Bowness over three seasons, advancing to the playoffs twice.
Bowness has coached over 600 video games within the NHL for the Winnipeg Jets (1988-99), Boston Bruins (1991-92), Ottawa Senators (1992-98), Phoenix Coyotes (2003-04), and Stars.
In 12 seasons as a head coach, Bowness has a report of 212-351-28 and is 26-23 within the postseason.