Former San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer will consider coaching in the NHL again this year depending on the situation, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.
The Sharks fired DeBoer on Wednesday after a disappointing start to the season.
“Sometimes coaches want to take time, maybe the rest of the season before they come back,” Friedman said during Saturday’s Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada. “The word is, however, that depending on the situation, Peter DeBoer is willing to listen and will consider coaching this year.
“But again, it depends on the situation.”
DeBoer finished his time in San Jose with a combined 198-129-34 record, a Stanley Cup Final appearance and a trip to the conference finals last season. The 51-year-old has also previously coached the New Jersey Devils and the Florida Panthers.
Bob Boughner was named as DeBoer’s replacement on an interim basis by the Sharks.
San Jose currently sits in seventh place in the Pacific Division and are riding a six-game winless skid after its 6-3 loss to the New York Rangers on Thursday.