An NHL Head Coach with over 30 years of coaching experience in the NHL, AHL, ECHL, and IHL. Boudreau was most recently the Head Coach of the Vancouver Canucks. He began his coaching career in 1990 as a player assistant for the Fort Wayne Komets of the IHL and quickly moved up the ranks. Before joining the Canucks during the 2021 season, Boudreau spent four seasons with the Minnesota Wild, five seasons with the Anaheim Ducks, and five seasons with the Washington Capitals. In 1999 he led the Mississippi Sea Wolves of the ECHL to a Kelly Cup Championship, and in 2006 led the Hershey Bears to an AHL Calder Cup Championship. Boudreau was named IHL Coach of the Year (Commissioners Trophy) in 1994 as Head Coach of the Fort Wayne Komets and NHL Coach of the Year (Jack Adams Award) in 2008 as Head Coach of the Washington Capitals.
As a player, Boudreau was drafted by his hometown team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, in 1975 and made his AHL debut with the Leafs’ affiliate in Moncton, New Brunswick, during the 1978-79 season. He went on to play most of his career in the AHL, playing in 625 career games. In 1988 he was awarded the Fred T. Hunt Trophy for sportsmanship and won the AHL Calder Cup in 1992 with the Adirondack Red Wings. Boudreau was inducted into the AHL Hall of Fame in 2009.