Sharks bring back Boughner as assistant

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Sharks are bringing back former Florida Panthers coach Bob Boughner as an assistant, the team announced Wednesday.

Boughner will replace Rob Zettler on coach Peter DeBoer's staff. He oversaw the defense on the Sharks when they went to the Stanley Cup Final in 2016 and then the following year when Brent Burns won the Norris Trophy as the league's top defenseman.

Boughner then was hired as head coach in Florida in 2017 and had an 80-62-22 record in two seasons. The Panthers didn't make the playoffs either year, and Boughner was fired.