This is BREAKING NEWS, Golden Knights fans. In a stunning move by the Vegas Golden Knights front offices, Gerard Gallant and Mike Kelly have been relieved of their coaching duties for the team.
Peter DeBoer, former head coach for the San Jose Sharks, has been named the new head coach.
No, this is not April Fool’s Day. No, we aren’t making this up.
In a team statement released Wednesday morning, General Manager Kelly McCrimmon said, “In order for our team to reach its full potential, we determined a coaching change was necessary. Our team is capable of more than we have demonstrated this season. We would like to thank Gerard and Mike for their service to the Vegas Golden Knights. They were both instrumental to the success we have enjoyed in our first two-plus seasons and we wish them all the best moving forward.
“In Peter DeBoer, we have a proven, experienced head coach who we believe can help us achieve our ultimate goal. We are excited to welcome Peter and his family to the Vegas Golden Knights organization. We look forward to a strong finish to the 2019-20 season with Peter at the helm and a successful tenure in the seasons to come.”
More to come.