Which NHL coaches were fired in 2021? This list of NHL coaches fired in 2021 shows that managing a professional sports team is never easy. NHL coaches face many challenges week in, week out, whether its' injuries, bad beats, and supernatural performances from opposing teams. However, at a point, the buck must stop somewhere, and that somewhere is the head coach. Not every NHL coach is an All-Timer, and some of the coaches on this list might actually be among the worst NHL coaches of all time. But, who are the best NHL head coaches fired this year? Which NHL coach got the axe too soon? Who deserves another spin around the NHL coaching carousel?
Many would consider Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien to be the best NHL coach fired in 2021, based on his Stanley Cup winning pedigree. Then there's Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville who had turned the team around before an unscrupulous scandal ousted him. Other NHL coaches fired in 2021 include John Tortorella and David Quinn, who have both have led their squads to winning records.
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FIRED February 24, 2021
Record: 129–123–35 in five seasons
FIRED DECEMBER 6, 2021
Record: 74–54–19 in two seasons
FIRED October 28, 2021
Record: 79–40–13 in two seasons
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FIRED May 12, 2021
Record: 96–87–25 in three seasons
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FIRED March 17, 2021
Record: 36–49–12 in two seasons
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FIRED December 17, 2021
Record: 315–223–62 in nine seasons