St. Paul, Minn. (Valley News Live) - The Minnesota Wild have parted ways with head coach Bruce Boudreau in the middle of his fourth season with the team.
The announcement was made by first year General Manager Bill Guerin after the team suffered their 23rd loss of the season after falling in a shootout to the New York Rangers.
Assistant Coach Dean Evason has been named the Interim Head Coach.
The Wild have been winning lately, taking 7 of their last 11 games to help improve their standings as the playoffs quickly approach.
However, they are currently on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoff race.
They sit at 27-23-7 overall this year, good enough for sixth place in the Central Division Standings, and are three points away from a Wildcard spot.
In his career with the Wild, Boudreau went 158-110-35 overall.
He has been coaching in the NHL for 10 years, earning a career record of 567-302-115.
Boudreau is the eighth coach to be fired by an NHL team during the 2019-2020 regular season.