With Bruce Boudreau now at the helm, the Minnesota Wild‘s coaching staff continues to reform.
Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reported on Monday that assistant coaches Rick Wilson and Darryl Sydor won’t be returning to the team next season. Both Wilson and Sydor’s contracts expire on June 30, according to Russo.
Assistant coach Darby Hendrickson and goalie coach Bob Mason will sign new contracts for their current roles with Minnesota, according to Russo’s sources.
Boudreau was fired by the Anaheim Ducks following a first-round exit in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Wild hired the 61-year-old on May 7.
The Star Tribune also reported that Minnesota assistant Andrew Brunette is expected to return to the Wild’s front office. Brunette helped out with the team’s power play the last two seasons and came down from his role as hockey operations advisor when asked by former coach Mike Yeo.
Russo’s report also says that former Minnesota interim coach John Torchetti, who took over from Yeo when he was fired earlier this year, is a candidate to be an assistant coach with the Florida Panthers and Detroit Red Wings.