Boudreau was fired by the Ducks on April 29th, just two days after the team fell to the Nashville Predators in Game 7. The team will officially introduce their new coach on Tuesday in a news conference.
The Wild fired Mike Yeo during the regular season, and were led to the playoffs by interim coach John Torchetti.
Boudreau has coached the Ducks and Capitals in his career, and became the quickest coach to reach 200 wins in the modern era. He joined the Ducks in November of 2011, just two days after the Capitals let him go. He lead both teams to four division titles, but what ended his stay with both was the lack of postseason success, including four consecutive Game-7 losses at home in Anaheim.
Minnesota is hoping Boudreau can find that postseason success with a franchise that already knows how to get there. If he can't, it may not be a long stay in the north star state.
One team that interviewed the Wild's new coach was the Ottawa Senators, who turned their heads to the next man up. The team hired Guy Boucher as their new head coach, signing him to a three-year deal.
Ottawa fired former coach Dave Cameron on April 12th after missing the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. The team will now announce their 12th head coach in franchise history on Monday in a press conference. They will also hire Marc Crawford as associate coach, a man who has coached four teams in the NHL.
The 44-year-old Boucher coached the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2010-11, leading them to the Eastern Conference Finals. He was fired during the 2012-13 season after posting a record of 97-78-20 with the team. He has spent the last three seasons coaching in Switzerland, going 44-29-5 there before being fired in November.