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Peter DeBoer

Born:June 13, 1968Draft:1988 Maple Leafs, 237th overall
Hometown:Dunnville, ON, CANPosition:Centre
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:Canada

George Peter DeBoer (born June 13, 1968) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the current head coach for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is also a co-owner of the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

A two-time winner of the OHL Coach of the Year award, DeBoer was an OHL head coach for 13 seasons with the Detroit Whalers (1995–1997), Plymouth Whalers (1997–2001) and Kitchener Rangers (2001–08), the latter of which he led to a Memorial Cup victory in 2003. He served as the head coach of the Florida Panthers from 2008 to 2011, the head coach of the New Jersey Devils from 2011 to 2014, and the head coach of the San Jose Sharks from 2015 to 2019

Years as a NHL coach: 2008-present

Peter DeBoer Vegas Golden Knights
Head coach Peter DeBoer of the Vegas Golden Knights (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Coaching History

  • 1993-95 Detroit Jr. Red Wings OHL Asst. Coach
  • 1995-97 Detroit Jr. Whalers OHL GM/Head Coach
  • 1996-97 Canada U18 Pacific Cup Asst. Coach
  • 1997-01 Plymouth Whalers OHL GM/Head Coach
  • 1997-98 Canada U20 World Junior Championships Asst. Coach
  • 2001-08 Kitchener Rangers OHL GM/Head Coach
  • 2003-04 OHL All-Stars CHL Challenge Asst. Coach
  • 2004-05 Canada U20 World Junior Championships Asst. Coach
  • 2006-07 OHL All-Stars CHL Challenge Asst. Coach
  • 2007-08 Canada U20 Super Series Asst. Coach
  • 2007-08 OHL All-Stars CHL Challenge Asst. Coach
  • 2008-11 Florida Panthers NHL Head Coach
  • 2009-18 Oshawa Generals OHL Franchise Owner
  • 2009-10 Canada World Championships Asst. Coach
  • 2010-11 Canada World Championships Asst. Coach
  • 2011-15 New Jersey Devils NHL Head Coach
  • 2013-14 Canada World Championships Asst. Coach
  • 2041-15 Canada World Championships Asst. Coach
  • 2015-20 San Jose Sharks NHL Head Coach
  • 2019-present Vegas Golden Knights NHL Head Coach

Achievements

  • 1994-95 OHL Champion
  • 1998-99 OHL Coach of the Year (Matt Leyden Trophy)
  • 1999-00 CHL Coach of the Year (Brian Kilrea Award)
  • 1999-00 OHL Coach of the Year (Matt Leyden Trophy)
  • 2002-03 CHL Memorial Cup Champion
  • 2002-03 OHL Champion
  • 2004-05 U20 WJC Gold Medal
  • 2007-08 OHL Champion
  • 2014-15 World Championship Gold Medal
  • 2016-17 NHL All-Star Game (Head Coach)

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