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Dean Evason takes over as Wild interim head coach

Updated: February 14, 2020 01:20 PM

The Minnesota Wild announced that Dean Evason will serve as their interim head coach for the remainder of the season after dismissing Bruce Boudreau on Friday morning.

"This has been my goal in coaching to be a head coach at the highest level," Evason said Friday morning in St. Paul. "Regardless of the situation of how you get here, this has been something I've strived for. I'm going to try to do it the way I've learned to be ahead coach through the so many head coaches that I've had and hopefully do the right things in order to allow our hockey club to have success." 

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Evason is in his second season as an assistant coach for the Wild. He joined the Wild after spending six season as the head coach of the Milwaukee Admirals in the American Hockey League. He was also an assistant coach for the Washington Capitals from 2005-2012. 

Evason played 803 career NHL games across 13 seasons with the Capitals, Hartford Whalers, San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars and Calgary Flames.

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