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Peter DeBoer | Center

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (47) / 6/13/1968
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195

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San Jose will be looking for better play on home ice in the playoffs than they had in the regular season.
The Sharks posted an 18-20-3 at the SAP Center, which was the worst home record among any playoff team. San Jose did manage to win six of their final 13 games on home ice. "The most important thing is we play well at home against good teams," coach Pete DeBoer said. "I think if we've dropped the ball somewhere it's been against some of the teams at the bottom half of the standings." The Kings will try to get back into the series on the road and the Sharks will look to put them in a serious hole by winning a third straight game. Apr 18 - 3:54 PM

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Coach Peter DeBoer found his way from New York to the Sharks' bench in Columbus in time for Sunday's game.

DeBoer had been away dealing with a personal matter, but fortunately he was able to return to the team.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Coach Peter DeBoer, who is away from the Sharks attending a family matter, is questionable for Sunday's match with Columbus.

He's trying to get to Columbus from New York, which can take anywhere from two to five hours depending on how many connections the flight has. If he's unable to make it, former NHL'ers and assistant coaches Bob Boughner, Johan Hedberg and Steve Spott will have to pick up the slack.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 02:59:00 PM

Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer won't be behind the bench for Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins because of a "personal matter".

General Manager Doug Wilson made the announcement on Saturday morning. DeBoer will be replaced by assistant coaches Bob Boughner, Johan Hedberg and Steve Spott.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 12:35:00 PM

Coach Peter DeBoer has chosen his new captain but will not announce it until Monday or Tuesday.

Joe Thornton was the team's last captain until they stripped him of that title after the 2013-14 season and did not have one last season. Stay tuned.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 08:45:00 AM

The San Jose Sharks will definitely have a captain this season.

That wasn't the case in 2014-15 when they took the 'C' from Joe Thornton and didn't replace him with anybody. Sharks coach Peter DeBoer will name his choice before Oct. 7, which is the day San Jose plays in its opener.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 11:26:00 AM

San Jose Sharks assistant coach Steve Spott said that spending the 2014-15 season with the Toronto Maple Leafs was a learning experience.

"You know what, I think when you have successful seasons as a coach, you don’t take time to reflect and appreciate them," Spott said. "When you go through some adversity, like we did last year, you learn a lot more. You learn a lot about yourself, you learn about how you would do things differently, what you would do the same. If anything, it was a real learning experience for me. It was my first year in the National Hockey League. I took away a ton away from it."
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 09:04:00 AM

Steve Spott has been added to San Jose's coaching staff as an assistant.

"I'm excited to work with Steve again," said head coach Peter DeBoer, who worked with Spott for seven seasons in the OHL with Plymouth and Kitchener. "We have a great relationship and he has grown significantly as a coach in the seven years since we last worked together. We are very fortunate he was available." Spott was an assistant with the Maple Leafs last season and before that he was the bench boss of the Marlies in the AHL. He is expected to handle the Sharks' power play this season.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 04:55:00 PM

The Allen Americans won the ECHL championship with a 6-1 win in Game 7 over South Carolina.

The Americans are affiliated with the San Jose Sharks. Chad Costello had two goals and one assist in the final game of the series. Greger Hanson was named playoff MVP after scoring 12 goals and 29 points in 25 games.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 09:10:00 PM

The Sharks made it official on Thursday and introduced Peter DeBoer as their new head coach.

According to TSN, DeBoer received a four-year deal from San Jose. He was fired by New Jersey in December after a rough start to the season and will be tasked with getting the Sharks back on track after a disappointing 2014-15 campaign.
Thu, May 28, 2015 05:04:00 PM

Peter DeBoer will be the next head coach of the San Jose Sharks, according to reports.

DeBoer was fired 36 games into the 2014-15 campaign after a 12-17-7 start to the season. The Devils missed the playoffs two straight years after losing in the Stanley Cup Final against Los Angeles. The Sharks and ex-coach Todd McLellan parted ways after the 2014-15 season after the team missed the playoffs for the first time since 2003.
Wed, May 27, 2015 01:41:00 PM

According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the San Jose Sharks want to give Peter DeBoer a second interview, as they continue to look for a new head coach.

Dreger also said that the Oilers had been in discussion with DeBoer but that they are now likely to hire Todd McLellan as their next head coach. Dan Bylsma, Randy Carlyle and Dave Lowry are also in the mix for the Sharks job.
Sun, May 17, 2015 01:16:00 PM

Former Florida Panthers and most recently New Jersey Devils bench boss Peter DeBoer appears to be drawing interest from two west coast teams, the San Jose Sharks and Edmonton Oilers.

Of course, several coaches are drawing interest for the vacant head coaching jobs in San Jose and Edmonton but DeBoer has a bit of a unique resume. He coached a very young and raw Panthers club from 2008-10, posting a 103-107-36 record. And he coached a largely veteran Devils club from 2011-2015, posting a 114-93-41 record and his only playoff appearance, falling to the LA Kings during the Stanley Cup final in six games in 2012. DeBoer will turn just 47 years old in June.
Fri, May 8, 2015 08:14:00 PM

Devils GM Lou Lamoriello confirmed that head coach Peter DeBoer has been fired.

Lamoriello declined to talk about the issue further at this time. That's unusual, but so is the timing of DeBoer's firing. The team is still subject to the holiday break until Saturday, so Lamoriello will wait until then to address the squad before talking further with the media. That also means we're unlikely to find out who DeBoer's successor will be until Saturday.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 01:35:00 PM

The New Jersey Devils have reportedly fired head coach Peter DeBoer.

DeBoer led the Devils to the 2012 Stanley Cup Final in his first season, but New Jersey hasn't made it to the playoffs since. That's not entirely his fault as GM Lou Lamoriello has struggled to build a competitive team since Zach Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk left the club in back-to-back summers. That being said, this comes less than a week after DeBoer lamented after a loss to Washington that the Capitals "were fresher than us, bigger, stronger, faster, deeper and their best players were their best players." That doesn't sound like the words of a man that still had faith in his team's ability and perhaps that played a role in his departure. Not that it's shocking that the Devils would fire a coach when facing a third straight season of missing the playoffs even without that.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 12:39:00 PM

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