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Bob Boughner

Born:March 8, 1971Draft:1989 Red Wings, 32nd overall
Hometown:Windsor, ON, CANPosition:Defense
Known For:“The Boogieman”Shoots:Right
National Team:USACurrent Team:Detroit Red Wings (Associate Coach)

Robert Douglas Boughner (born March 8, 1971), nicknamed “The Boogieman”, is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently an associate coach for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL). As head coach of the Windsor Spitfires in the Ontario Hockey League, Boughner won two Memorial Cup Canadian major junior national championships, in 2009 and 2010 and won the CHL’s Brian Kilrea Coach of the Year Award twice, in 2008 and 2009.

Years as NHL player: 1995-06

Years as a NHL coach: 2017-present

Bob Boughner San Jose Sharks
Bob Boughner, San Jose Sharks (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Bob Boughner Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded ToTraded For
Feb. 1, 1996 Conditional Pick 1996
Mar. 13, 2000Pavel Skrbek
Jul. 16, 2003Fourth-Round Pick 2004
Feb. 20, 2004Third-Round Pick 2004
(Casey Borer)
Chris Bahen

Deeper Dive

Coaching History

  • 2005-present Windsor Spitfires OHL Franchise Owner
  • 2005-19 Windsor Spitfires OHL President
  • 2006-10 Windsor Spitfires OHL Head Coach
  • 2009-10 OHL All-Stars Junior Super Series Asst. Coach
  • 2009-10 Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup Head Coach
  • 2010-11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Asst. Coach
  • 2011-15 Windsor Spitfires OHL Head Coach
  • 2015-17 San Jose Sharks NHL Asst. Coach
  • 2017-19 Florida Panthers NHL Head Coach
  • 2017-18 Canada World Championships Asst. Coach
  • 2019-20 San Jose Sharks NHL Asst. Coach
  • 2019-22 San Jose Sharks NHL Head Coach
  • 2022-present Detroit Red Wings Associate Coach


  • 2007-08 CHL Coach of the Year (Brian Kilrea Award)
  • 2007-08 OHL Coach of the Year (Matt Leyden Trophy)
  • 2008-09 CHL Coach of the Year (Brian Kilrea Award)
  • 2008-09 CHL Memorial Cup Champion
  • 2008-09 OHL Champion
  • 2008-09 OHL Coach of the Year (Matt Leyden Trophy)
  • 2009-10 CHL Memorial Cup Champion
  • 2009-10 OHL Champion
  • 2016-17 CHL Memorial Cup Champion