ST. PAUL, Minn. – Bruce Boudreau has agreed to terms to coach the Minnesota Wild.
Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher announced the move Saturday night.
Boudreau was fired by Anaheim two days after the four-time Pacific Division champions' first-round exit from the playoffs. He was 208-104-40 in parts of five seasons with the Ducks after going 201-88-40 in parts of five seasons with the Washington Capitals.
The 61-year-old Boudreau has a career record of 409-192-80, at .659 the highest winning percentage among active coaches.
John Torchetti finished the season as Minnesota's interim coach after Mike Yeo was fired in February. The Wild lost to Dallas in the first round of the playoffs.
Boudreau played in St. Paul for the Fighting Saints in the World Hockey Association, scoring three goals in 30 games in 1975-76.