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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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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.
May 28 - 5:04 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.
May 27 - 1:41 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.
May 17 - 1:16 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.
May 8 - 8:14 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

Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello backed up Devils coach Peter DeBoer amid the team's struggles.

"The coach is coaching," Lamoriello said. "He's here because you believe in what he's doing. If you didn't do that, he wouldn't be here. So, I think that answers the question." DeBoer led the New Jersey Devils to the Stanley Cup Final in his first season with the team, but they're on pace to miss the playoffs for a third straight campaign. This is DeBoer's seventh season as a head coach and he's only made the postseason once.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 09:53:00 AM

The New Jersey Devils have a 66.67% success rate when killing penalties.

That's about the last statistic the Devils want paying homage to their name. New Jersey is in last place when it comes to killing penalties after leading the league in that regard last season.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 08:46:00 AM

The New Jersey Devils are the oldest team in the league with an average age of 31.0.

No other team is even close, with the next highest being the Vancouver Canucks at 28.9 years old. The Devils number is mostly due to their group of forwards. In fact, New Jersey only has four forwards on its roster under the age of 31. When it comes to their goaltending, starter Cory Schneider is in his prime at 28 and the Devils defense is actually very young this season.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 08:35:00 AM

Peter DeBoer believes the mood in the Devils' camp will be different without veteran legendary goaltender Martin Brodeur, who has been with the team every year since he was drafted in 1990.

"It’s the first time in 20 years that you’re walking into a dressing room without Marty Brodeur in it. For everybody— trainers, players, coaches— that’s going to be different," said DeBoer. "But that’s the game, people move on... you’ve got to get past that and get ready for the next game." The Devils are not without a sturdy replacement, as Cory Schneider is set to take the full-time starting job from the onset.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 12:09:00 PM

Devils coach Peter DeBoer knows he's under pressure this season to lead the Devils back to the playoffs.

DeBoer guided New Jersey to the Stanley Cup Final in 2012, but the Devils haven't made the playoffs since. The Devils' roster has also gotten significantly worse since that run, but he's nevertheless in danger of getting fired if New Jersey doesn't turn things around soon. "In this business, you go in every year knowing that that's a fact," DeBoer said of his job being in jeopardy. "There’s no hiding from that. It doesn’t matter whether you have a 10-year contract or a one-year contract. I approach every year like we have to get this team to overachieve and play to its potential or there's consequences. That’s the reality of pro sports. That doesn't even factor into my mind. That's just, being a coach for 20 years, something you deal with yearly."
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 10:23:00 AM

Scott Stevens has decided not to return to his role as an assistant coach with the New Jersey Devils for the 2014-15 campaign.

Tommy Albelin will be promoted from his previous role as an assistant coach with the AHL Albany Devils. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello is hopeful that Stevens, who had a 1,635-game NHL career and started coaching for New Jersey in 2009-10, would rejoin the organization as a coach at some point in the future.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 09:55:00 AM

The New Jersey Devils are starting an analytics department.

Sunny Mehta, who used to be a professional poker player, has been hired to head the department. He will report to Devils GM Lou Lamoriello. Mehta authored two books on the card game, but he's taken an interest in advanced statistics in recent years and has authored hockey blog posts on the subject.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 09:57:00 AM

New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer expects the team to bounce back after missing the playoffs in back-to-back campaigns.

"I'm real excited about the upcoming year," DeBoer said. "We've had a couple of transition years, transitioning through Zach Parise and (Ilya) Kovalchuk leaving and I like the mix of guys we have now and I feel real confident about our ability to be very competitive." The Devils certainly have a chance to make the playoffs next season, but they're not exactly a good team. They haven't lured or developed a player of Parise or Kovalchuk's caliber since losing them and their core of forwards looks lackluster as a result. If they make the playoffs, it will be thanks to goaltender Cory Schneider.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 09:55:00 AM

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