The Minnesota Wild will hire Bruce Boudreau as their new head coach, the team announced on Saturday.
Boudreau will sign a contract for four years worth roughly $3 million per year, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.
The Ottawa Senators also showed interest in hiring the 61-year-old coach who was fired by the Anaheim Ducks on April 29 after the team was eliminated in the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Nashville Predators.
In five seasons as Ducks coach, Boudreau led the team to a 208-104-40 record with four consecutive Pacific Division titles, including a first-place record of 46–25-11 this season. Prior to joining Anaheim, Boudreau coached the Washington Capitals from 2007-12.
The Wild finished 38-33-11 this season and fell to the Dallas Stars in the conference quarterfinals. The team fired coach Mike Yeo on Feb. 13. He went 173–132–44 in four-plus seasons with Minnesota. John Torchetti was named the interim head coach following Yeo’s departure.