Dallas Stars Head Coach 2023-24
Peter DeBoer is the head coach of the Stars. He previously coached Florida Panthers, NJ Devils, San Jose Sharks, and the Golden Knights.
DeBour replaced the former Dallas Stars coach Rick Bowness. Rich was in charge of the Dallas franchise before being fired by the management.
Peter's playing career was spent with Windsor Compuware Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the Milwaukee Admirals of the International Hockey League (IHL).
On June 21, 2022, DeBour was named the 25th head coach in the franchise history, and 10th overall in the history of the Dallas NHL franchise.
Prior to the Stars, DeBoer was serving the Vegas Golden Knights as the head coach. He joined the Knights midway through the 2019-20 season and guided the Knights to the 2020 Western Conference Final against the Stars.
Peter recorded a 98-50-12 record in 160 regular-season contests with a .650 points percentage during his coaching career with the Vegas. The Golden Knights advanced to the semifinal round in both the 2020 and 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs during his career with the team.
DeBoer entered the NHL as a coach during the 2008-09 season with the Florida Panthers. He led the Panthers with a 41–30–11 record and tied with the Montreal Canadiens for eighth place in the Eastern Conference.
However, the Panthers fired DeBoer after the 2011-12 season as the team's performance was relatively worse in the previous NHL seasons.
Peter stands sixth in wins and second in games coached. He has led three different NHL teams to the Stanley Cup playoffs and advanced to the Stanley Cup finals twice, making it the first time with the New Jersey Devils in 2012.
DeBour was serving as the head coach for San Jose Sharks from 2015-19, before his journey with the Golden Knights. With the Sharks, he qualified for the Stanly Cup Playoffs in four of his total five campaigns.
Moreover, the San Jose Sharks advanced to its first Stanley Cup finals during the 2015-16 season with DeBour leading the team.