San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson and Head Coach Peter DeBoer announced today that Bob Boughner, who left the Sharks in 2017 to become head coach of the Florida Panthers, will return to the team as an assistant coach.
"Bob already has strong relationships with many of our key players and we expect that he will reintegrate himself into our organization seamlessly," said Wilson.
"I'm extremely excited that Bob has chosen to re-join our staff in San Jose," said DeBoer. "He and I have known each other for more than 20 years and we're very familiar with all the intangibles that he brings to our team."
"I'm very happy and proud to be re-joining the Sharks family," said Boughner. "I want to thank Hasso Plattner and the ownership group, Doug and Pete for their loyalty and I look forward to getting to work and building off a very successful season that saw the Sharks come within two wins of returning to the Stanley Cup Final."
Boughner served as head coach of the Florida Panthers from 2017-2019, where he posted an 80-62-22 record. The team fell one standings point shy of a Stanley Cup Playoff berth in 2018.