It’s been speculated for months that Rick Bowness, Head Coach for the Dallas Stars, would be leaving the time following his retirement. It’d been known that Rick Bowness was preparing for retirement, with the Dallas Stars changing his position title to Interim Head Coach. His leaving of this NHL organization marks the end of an era, which saw notable changes & growth for the Dallas Stars.
The announcement of Rick Bowness retiring from the National Hockey League came from Jim Nill, Dallas Stars General manager. Jim mentioned that after an unusual & extended season in the National Hockey League, Rick has decided to move forward with his life. It wasn’t detailed who will be the 25th Head Coach for the Dallas Stars, with some rumours indicating an internal member of their coaching personnel will receive a promotion to Head Coach. New blood could evoke similar results seen with Rock Bowness in 2019/20.
Rick Bowness wasn’t meant to stand as Head Coach for the Dallas Stars. He was unexpectedly promoted after team personnel learned that their previous Head Coach, Jim Montgomery, was sustaining a substantial alcohol addiction. They’d send Montgomery to rehabilitation & later announce his effective removal from the Dallas Stars. This would provide benefits for the Stars, with Rick Bowness leading this organization to their first Stanley Cup Final since 2000. Nobody anticipated that the Dallas Stars would enter the Finals. Under the leadership of Jim Montgomery, six matches would be consecutively lost for the Dallas Stars. It showed team personnel that new leadership could evoke unexpected & positive results.
Now that Rick Bowness has entered his retirement, it’s expected that he’ll be added to the NHL Hall of Fame alongside long-time friends of Scotty Bowman & Pat Quinn. Rick Bowness sustains a career longer than four decades in the National Hockey League. Previous coaching positions for Bowness include the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Winnepeg Jets, and Phoenix Coyotes. Few coaches have amassed this record of notable positions. Throughout the career of Rick Bowness, he would acquire four Stanley Cup Championships & numerous other acolytes that’ll be remembered for decades to come.