Monday, October 27, 2014


Current Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau split the 1975-76 hockey season between the Minnesota Fighting Saints and the Johnstown Jets.  The Jets were the inspiration for the greatest sports film of all-time, Slap Shot, and Boudreau even had a cameo in the movie as one of the Charlestown Chiefs' opponents.

After a long minor league playing career, Boudreau embarked on a far more successful coaching career.  He won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's best coach after his first season behind the Washington Capitals bench in 2007-08.  Since then, he has won six division titles in seven seasons as an NHL head coach (four with Washington and two with Anaheim).

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