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He reached 200 regular season wins faster than any other NHL coach. He would add 1 more to his totals before being fired by the Washington Capitals. Bruce Boudreau wasn’t unemployed for long, however. Less than 72 hours later he found himself on the opposite coast inking a new gig with Anaheim. He didn’t even get a chance to enjoy a weekend with his family. That is another NHL record for shortest unemployment stint for a fired coach.

Just a half-dozen others can brag about coaching 2 teams in 1 season. And they are:

2006-07 KEN HITCHCOCK PHI, CBJ
Days between jobs: 1 month

2002-03 BOB HARTLEY COL, ATL
Days between jobs: 1 month

2002-03 DARRYL SUTTER SJS, CGY
Days between jobs: 1 month

1986-87 TED SATOR NYR, BUF
Days between jobs: 1 month

1983-84 ROGER NEILSON VAN, LAK
Days between jobs: 15 days

1971-72 FRED GLOVER CAL, LAK
Days between jobs: 17 days
*Note: the “CAL” stands for the old California Golden Seals. Few memories of that team, other than they used to wear white skates.