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He was drafted 237th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft but never saw the ice in the NHL.
DeBoer was drafted 237th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. At the time, he was playing with the Windsor Spitfires in the OHL, and in his best offensive season, he scored 45 goals and 46 assists for 91 points. After Windsor, DeBoer went on to play for the Milwaukee Admirals of the International Hockey League (IHL), playing two full seasons with them. In his last season with the Admirals, he scored 27 goals and 34 assists for 61 points and retired after that season.
The Rangers continued to improve in the 2002–03 season, winning the Hamilton Spectator Trophy as Kitchener had a League-best 100 points. In the playoffs, the Rangers quickly swept the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the first round, followed by a five-game series win over the Guelph Storm, setting up a Western Conference matchup against DeBoer's former team, the Plymouth Whalers. After the Whalers won the fifth game by a 2–1 score in overtime to take a 3–2 series lead, the Rangers rebounded and staved off elimination by winning the final two games of the series, advancing to the J. Ross Robertson Cup finals against the Ottawa 67's. Ottawa took the series opener, however, Kitchener rebounded and won four in a row to win the Cup and earn a berth in the 2003 Memorial Cup. DeBoer led the Rangers to a perfect 3–0 record during the round-robin portion of the tournament, sending Kitchener to the finals against the Hull Olympiques. The Rangers would easily defeat Hull 6–3 in the game to win their first Memorial Cup since 1982.
DeBoer decided to take the next step in his career, and on June 13, 2008, he was named head coach of the Florida Panthers in the National Hockey League (NHL). DeBoer led the Panthers to their second-highest point total in franchise history with a 41–30–11 record, earning 93 points, just behind the 1999–2000 Panthers, who posted 98. The 93 points, however, was not enough for the Panthers to earn a post-season berth. They tied with the Montreal Canadiens for eighth place in the Eastern Conference, but the Canadiens advanced due to winning the head-to-head series with the Panthers 3–1.
DeBoer was hired on July 19, 2011, by the New Jersey Devils following two interviews with former Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello. In his first season, DeBoer posted career highs in wins and point totals, guiding his team to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in his coaching career. The Devils beat their first round opponent, DeBoer's former Florida Panthers, in double overtime in Game 7. The Devils would also go on to dispatch the Philadelphia Flyers in five games in round two and the New York Rangers in six games in the Eastern Conference Finals. It was the first time the New Jersey Devils had reached the Stanley Cup Finals since 2003. The Devils, however, lost the Finals to the Los Angeles Kings in six games.
On December 26, 2014, after leading New Jersey to a subpar 12–17–7 record, the Devils fired DeBoer, replacing him with both Scott Stevens and Adam Oates in a dual-coaching setup.
On May 28, 2015, DeBoer was named head coach of the San Jose Sharks, replacing former head coach Todd McLellan. In his first season, he led the Sharks to the playoffs after finishing third in their division. They defeated the Los Angeles Kings in 5 games, Nashville Predators in 7 in the second round, and won the Western Conference Finals against the St. Louis Blues in 6 games, making it the second time DeBoer has made the Stanley Cup Finals in his first year coaching a new team. On December 11, 2019, DeBoer was fired by the Sharks after an 15–16–2 start to the season.
DeBoer holds a law degree from both the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit as a graduate of the Dual JD Program. He and his wife Susan have three children. DeBoer's older son, Jack, committed to play for Boston University in 2018.
On January 15, 2020, DeBoer was hired as the head coach of the Vegas Golden Knights, replacing Gerard Gallant.
Peter has one daughter, Abigail, and two sons, Jack and Matthew, with his wife Susan.
Currently, Peter DeBoer is 54 years, 3 months and 19 days old. Peter DeBoer will celebrate 55th birthday on a Tuesday 13th of June 2023. Below we countdown to Peter DeBoer upcoming birthday.