Minnesota Wild Head Coach, Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame
In the past 44 years, Bruce Boudreau has played for 17 teams and coached 10. He is also a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Through his unparalleled hockey career he has amassed an encyclopedia of stories. As a teenager, the Marlies’ trainer dubbed Boudreau “Gabby,” a nickname he has to this day. His passion for hockey and the people in the game oozes with his every breath. Skilled in leadership and determination he delivers his message sprinkled with stories and highlights that are sure to delight any crowd.
In his first season with Minnesota, he led the Wild to franchise records in wins and points. Boudreau coached the Central Division at the 2017 NHL All-Star Game - the first time in team history and the first time in his career he served as All-Star Game coach. He's the first coach in NHL history to lead three different teams to win streaks of 11-plus games, became the fastest coach in NHL history to reach the 400-win milestone (663 games) on March 5, 2016, and leads active NHL coaches in win percentage. He is 42-43 in nine trips to the Stanley Cup Playoffs and is the seventh head coach in NHL history to win 200-plus games with multiple teams.
Bring the excitement of the NHL and the cache of a NHL celebrity to your events, golf tournaments or corporate dinners by having Bruce Bourdreau act as your host, emcee or engage in a meet and greet. As a local native to Windsor, Ontario, his ties to his community, success in the big leagues and his compelling, personal stories make Bruce Bourdreau a great speaker, as well.
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