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Rick Bowness

Born:January 25, 1955Draft:1975 Atlanta Flames, 26th Overall
Hometown:Moncton, NB, CANPosition:Right Wing
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:Canada

Richard Gary Bowness (born January 25, 1955) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He was recently the head coach for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). Bowness played right wing for the Atlanta Flames, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, and original Winnipeg Jets and Central Hockey League, American Hockey League, and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams. Bowness has been a head coach for the original Winnipeg Jets, Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, New York Islanders, and Phoenix Coyotes, and associate coach with the Vancouver Canucks and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Years as a NHL player: 1975-84

Years as a NHL coach: 1989-2022

Rick Bowness Dallas Stars
Rick Bowness, Dallas Stars Head Coach (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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Deeper Dive

Coaching History

  • 1982-83 Serbrooke Jets AHL Player-Coach
  • 1984-87 Winnipeg Jets Asst. Coach
  • 1987-89 Moncton Hawks AHL Head Coach
  • 1988-89 Winnipeg Jets Head Coach (Replaced Dan Maloney midseason)
  • 1989-91 Maine Mariners AHL Head Coach
  • 1991-92 Boston Bruins Head Coach
  • 1992-96 Ottawa Senators Head Coach (Replaced by Dave Allison midseason)
  • 1995-97 New York Islanders Assoc./Asst. Coach
  • 1996-97 New York Islanders Head Coach (Replaced Mike Milbury midseason)
  • 1997-98 New York Islanders Head Coach (Replaced by Mike Milbury midseason)
  • 1999-04 Phoenix Coyotes Asst. Coach
  • 2003-04 Phoenix Coyotes Head Coach (Replaced Bob Francis midseason)
  • 2005-06 Phoenix Coyotes Asst. Coach
  • 2006-13 Vancouver Canucks Asst. Coach
  • 2013-18 Tampa Bay Lightning Assoc. Coach
  • 2018-20 Dallas Stars Asst. Coach
  • 2019-2022 Dallas Stars Head Coach (Interim from Dec. 10, 2019 – Oct. 29, 2020)