Jets head coach Rick Bowness is retiring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WINNIPEG, May 6, 2024 – Winnipeg Jets head coach Rick Bowness today announced his retirement from coaching after 38 seasons in the NHL.
native led the Jets to a 98-57-9 record during his two seasons as the head coach en route to a pair of Stanley Cup Playoffs appearances.
In 2023-24, Winnipeg set club records for road wins (25), winning streak (eight games, twice: Dec. 30/23-Jan. 11/24 and Apr.
1-18/24), and point streak (14 games: 12-0-2 from Dec. 13/23-Jan.11/24).
The Jets also set a franchise record by going 35 consecutive games allowing three goals or fewer (Nov. 4/23-Jan. 20/24).
Their 52 wins matched the franchise record set in 2017-18.
Bowness served as a coach for eight different franchises and was behind the bench for 17 playoff appearances, including trips to the finals as an associate coach with the Vancouver Canucks in 2011, as an assistant with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2015, and as Dallas Stars head coach in 2020.
His 2,726 games as an NHL coach are the most by anyone in league history.



WINNIPEG, May 6, 2024 – After 38 NHL seasons, head coach of the Winnipeg Jets Rick Bowness announced today that he is retiring from coaching. Moncton, New Brunswick. native guided the Jets to two Stanley Cup Playoff appearances and a 98-57-9 record in his two seasons as head coach.

Winnipeg broke club records in 2023–24 for wins on the road (25), winning streaks (eight games, twice: Dec. January 30-23. On April 24 and November 24. 1-18/24), and a winning run of 14 games (12-0-2 starting in December. Jan. 13, 23. November 24. By conceding three goals or fewer in 35 straight games (starting Nov. 1), the Jets also established a franchise record. Jan. 4/23. 20/24. They also broke the club record during that time frame by going 14 games without conceding more than two goals (Dec. January 20–23. 20/24. Their 52 victories were identical to the franchise high set in 2017–18. For the 2023–24 Jack Adams Award, which goes to “the NHL coach judged to have contributed the most to his team’s success,” Bowness was named a finalist.

Eight separate teams hired Bowness as their head coach. He made 17 appearances in the postseason while coaching, including trips to the championship game in 2011 as an associate coach with the Vancouver Canucks, in 2015 as an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and in 2020 as the head coach of the Dallas Stars. Together with Scotty Bowman and Pat Quinn, he is one of just three head coaches to have held the position for five different decades. As an NHL coach, he has coached in the most games—2,726—of any player in league history.


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