Yet another NHL team this season has decided to move on from its head coach.
DeBoer's dismissal stems from a hockey decision, unlike Jim Montgomery, who was fired earlier this week by the Dallas Stars for "unprofessional conduct."
After being fired by the New Jersey Devils back in 2014, DeBoer found a new job in San Jose in hopes of taking the Sharks to new heights. His first season was successful, as he brought the Sharks to their first-ever Stanley Cup Final, in which they lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games.
DeBoer's success continued following his first year, as they made the playoffs in each of his four seasons.
However, this season has been difficult for the Sharks. Despite having the likes of Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns, Logan Couture, and Evander Kane, San Jose is faltering. Following the team's 3-1 loss to the Nashville Predators, the Sharks record dropped to 15-16-2, good for 12th place in the Western Conference.
DeBoer's overall record in San Jose ends at 198-128-34.
Looking for some sort of spark, the San Jose Sharks organization believed moving on from Peter DeBoer was the best decision for the team moving forward.