Keep Guy Boucher’s name in mind if any coaching vacancies come up in the NHL.
At the end of the season, Boucher is leaving his job as head coach of SC Bern in Switzlerland.
“The decision to return to North America at the end of the season is a big relief for me,” Boucher said, per swisshockeynews.ch (via Puck Daddy). “It has been a process within my family over a couple of months. The decision has nothing to do with SCB, where I feel very comfortable, nor with other professional perspectives.”
This past summer, Boucher was reportedly close to becoming the Leafs’ head coach, before Mike Babcock took the job.
Boucher coached the Tampa Bay Lightning for 195 games from 2010-14, compiling a record of 97-78-20. The Bolts came within one game of reaching the 2011 Stanley Cup Final in his rookie year behind the bench.