Ducks fire Bruce Boudreau as coach, search for replacement begins immediately


The Ducks fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday morning, two days after the team was eliminated in a Game 7 at the Honda Center for the fourth consecutive season. Boudreau was 208-104-40 during his tenure with the Ducks, guiding the team to four straight Pacific Division championships. They reached the Western Conference final last season, but were eliminated in seven games by the eventual champion Chicago Blackhawks.

The Ducks were knocked out in the first round of the 2016 playoffs Wednesday by the Nashville Predators.

“I would like to thank Bruce for his hard work and dedication to the franchise,” general manager Bob Murray said in a statement. “This is a very difficult decision to make. Bruce is a good coach and a character person, and we wish him the best of luck in the future.”

The Ducks will hold a news conference at 11:45 a.m.