The Vegas Golden Knights parted with head coach Pete DeBoer on Monday. The news was first reported by Elliotte Friedman and confirmed by the franchise shortly afterwards.
NEWS— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) May 16, 2022
The Vegas Golden Knights have relieved Pete DeBoer of his duties as head coach.#VegasBorn https://t.co/3SvfhuIteq
The firing comes after the conclusion of the 2021-22 season where the Knights posted a 43-31-8 record and just missed the cut for the playoffs in the Western Conference.
DeBoer was hired by the Vegas to replace Gerard Gallant in January of 2020 just one month after being fired by the San Jose Sharks. He’d do well guiding the Knights in the pandemic-affected season, claiming the Pacific Division title and making it all the way to the Western Conference Finals in the bubble.
He’d lead the team to a 40-14-2 record and back to the postseason in the 2020-21 season, where they fell to the Montreal Canadiens in the second round. Vegas would not qualify for the postseason for the first time in franchise history this season, prompting a move to be made by ownership.