Peter DeBoer

Head Coach San Jose Sharks

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Peter DeBoer is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the San Jose Sharks and former coach of the Florida Panthers and New Jersey Devils. Peter is also the current part-owner of the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

Peter is a well-respected leader. He’s an extremely intelligent and innovative individual who likes to play an aggressive system. Peter has a track record of extracting the most out of his players and is willing to make tough decisions that are based on achieving team success.

A two-time winner of the OHL Coach of the Year award, DeBoer was an OHL head coach for 13 seasons with the Detroit Whalers (1995–1997), Plymouth Whalers (1997–2001) and Kitchener Rangers (2001–08), the latter of which he led to a Memorial Cup victory in 2003.

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