On Tuesday, the Dallas Stars announced they fired head coach Jim Montgomery, with Rick Bowness to serve as the team’s interim head coach.
Stars general manager Jim Nill released a statement regarding the decision and cited “unprofessional conduct” as the reason for Montgomery’s dismissal:
“The Dallas Stars expect all of our employees to act with integrity and exhibit professional behavior while working for and representing our organization. This decision was made due to unprofessional conduct inconsistent with the core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League.”
Montgomery was in his second season as the Stars’ head coach. The team currently own the No. 1 wild-card spot in the Western Conference with 37 points (17-11-3).