Minnesota Wild fire head coach Bruce Boudreau

Updated: February 14, 2020 at 12:19 pm by Zach Laing

Mar 25, 2019; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau looks on during the third period against the Nashville Predators at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Wild have fired head coach Bruce Boudreau, the club announced Friday.

In his fourth season with the club, Boudreau got word he was being let go by first-year GM Bill Guerin ahead of an 11:30 practice, The Star Tribune’s Sarah McLellan wrote.

The Wild blew a 3-1 third period lead against last night in a 4-3 shootout loss to the New York Rangers. Meanwhile, the Wild sit with a 27-23-7 record and 61 points — three back of the final Western Conference playoff spot.

Through his four-season, Boudreau had a 158-110-35 record and two playoff appearances — both which came in his first two years with the club and both saw the Wild eliminated in the first round.

Boudreau was in the final year of a four-year contract. Assistant coach

Dean Evason is expected to take over the bench.

The trade comes days after the Wild traded F Jason Zucker to the Pittsburgh Penguins for propsect Caden Addison, a first-round pick and F Alex Galchenyuk.

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