HALIFAX — Rick Bowness is starting a new and exciting chapter behind the bench and is having perhaps the most fun of his career.
When Rick Bowness was asked to take the reins for the Dallas Stars 11 months ago, nobody was happy with the circumstances — the team’s previous head coach, Jim Montgomery, had been abruptly let go.
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Halifax’s Rick Bowness holds the all-time record for most games behind an NHL bench, but he’s still chasing his first Stanley Cup ring.
After two days behind a mask and off his skates, Rick Bowness returned to his natural habitat on the ice with air inside the rink blowing against his face. “You get out there and you miss it,” the Dallas Stars coach said. “You realize how much you enjoy being out there.”
There isn’t a day that goes by that Rick Bowness doesn’t sit back and wonder.
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At age 64, the veteran assistant has been behind the bench for more games than any coach in NHL history