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The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup Final in six games. It was the Stars’ first appearance in the final since 2000.
Bowness had been an assistant coach with the Stars since 2018, but he has served as a head coach in parts of five different decades.
He coached 28 games with the Winnipeg Jets in 1988-89, spent one season as coach of the Boston Bruins (1991-92), then led the Ottawa Senators (1992-96), New York Islanders (1996-98) and Phoenix Coyotes (20 games in the 2003-04 season).
“My wife Judy and I are thrilled to have this opportunity to continue our work here in Dallas,” Bowness said. “This team is very special for me. That time in Edmonton was unlike any experience I have ever had in hockey, and it brought us together as a staff and as a team. We had a great run to the Stanley Cup Final, but we have some unfinished business left and we’re looking forward to the opportunity to build on what we started.”
Bowness has been on a bench as a head or assistant for an NHL-record 2,425 regular-season games. He has a 143-302-48-8 record in 501 career games in his head coaching career.