Bob Boughner Biography – San Jose Sharks Head Coach

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Bob Boughner is a Canadian ice hockey head coach currently serving San Jose Sharks. Image source: Social Media.

  • Birth DateMarch 8, 1971
  • Birth Name Robert Douglas Boughner
  • Age 53
  • Also Known As The Boogieman
  • Height 6' 0"
  • Weight 206 lbs
  • Father's Name Bob Boughner Sr.
  • Mother's Name Valerie Boghner
  • Birth Place Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Birth Sign Pisces
  • Nationality Canadian
  • Profession Ice Hockey Head Coach
  • Partner Jennifer Boughner
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Eye Color Black
  • Hair Color Black
  • Children Brady Boughner, Molly Boughner, Emma Boughner, Lola Boughner
  • Wikipedia

Ice hockey is one of the popular sports around the world. Among several coaches handling their teams with great visions and hard work, Bob Boughner also falls on the list. Widely known as “The Boogieman,” the Canadian coach currently serves the San Jose Sharks of NHL. Previously he served different teams.

Not many know, that Bob spent 15 years of his professional career as a player, and only three years later, he began his coaching stint. So, take a look at the following biography of the coach and see what he did in those 3 years and many more.

Windsor Native Coach

The Canadian Boogieman was born Robert Douglas Boughner on March 8, 1971, to Bob Boughner Sr. and Valerie Boughner. He grew up in Windsor, Ontario, Canada as the only child of his parents. Also, Bob Boughner’s father worked at the rink sharpening skates for youth hockey teams.

The sportsman was only eight years old when he started playing hockey, and after a couple of years, he cracked the AAA travel team’s roster. As a 15-year-old, he played with the junior C Belle River Canadians, and it was his first big break as it allowed him to play at a higher level against older guys.

Furthermore, talking about his educational background, Boughner has not revealed much information.

Bob Boughner Net Worth And Career

The NHL head coach, who began playing at eight, has come a long way in his career. From being a professional ice hockey player to a coach, Bob has gained immense fame and substantial fortune. Therefore, it can be assumed that Bob Boughner’s net worth is a notable amount.

After playing for several junior teams, Bob was eventually drafted by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL. Then, in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, Detroit Red Wings drafted him in the second round as their 32nd pick overall.

The Windsor native signed with the Florida Panthers as a free agent in 1994. After that, his other stops include Buffalo Sabres, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, and Colorado Avalanche. After retiring as a professional player in 2006, he led a new ownership group that purchased Windsor Spitfires, which was struggling then. Afterward, he served as the team’s head coach, CEO, and president.

As a player, the Windsor-born former athlete received a significant amount as wages. So, take a look at the table showing some of Bob Boughner’s salary that he received in his playing days, as per HockeyZonePlus.

Year Team Amount
1992-93 Adirondack Red Wings $140,000
1998-99 Nashville Predators $525,000
2001-02 Calgary Flames $2,000,000
2003-04 Colorado Avalanche $2,300,00

Table Source: Hockey Zone Plus

During his coaching stints, Bob served several teams, including the Canadian National Under-18 hockey team, Florida Panthers, and San Jose Sharks. In December 2019, he became the interim head coach of the Sharks, and the following year was named the team’s permanent head coach. During his coaching career, too, the sportsperson has signed contracts worth millions with different teams. While his deal with Florida Panthers was worth $4,000,000, his current contract with San Jose Sharks remains a secret.

Nevertheless, Bob seems to have earned significantly in his career as a player and coach. So, Bob Boughner’s net worth of a substantial amount is plausible.

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Met His Wife Through His Teammate

The head coach shares a blissful marital life with Jennifer Boughner. The couple met through Bob’s teammate in Sault Ste. Marie, David Matsos, who is also Jennifer’s brother. The pair met time and again as she traveled back and forth. They used to spend so much time together that even Jennifer’s late grandfather chronicled every date they had.

Bob Boughner's Wife Jennifer Boughner
Bob Boughner and Jennifer Boughner met through his teammate, who is also her brother. Image Source: Jennifer Boughner’s Twitter.

On June 24, 1995, the lovebirds walked down the aisle in Burlington, Ontario. The duo are enjoying their blissful marital life and are immensely in love with each other. Furthermore, Bob Boughner’s wife received a degree in Psychology from McMaster University. She is the owner of The Good Seeds Co, which provides protein bars and energy bites.

As per Wikipedia, Jennifer is considered Bob Boughner’s former wife. But, there has been no news of the pair’s separation yet. Hence, the Boughner couple is likely together and doing great.

Darryl Sutter is another hockey coach who has been married for a long time.

Four Grown-Up Kids

It already has been more than two decades since Bob and Jennifer tied the knot, and in all these years, the couple has welcomed four children together. Bob Boughner’s son, Brady Boughner, was born in 1997. He had planned to follow in his dad’s footsteps in the ice hockey world as a sports agent.

Moreover, in 1998, the coach’s daughter, Molly Boughner, was born. After that, Emma Boughner and Lola Boughner arrived in 2000 and 2003 respectively.

Bob Boughner’s children have grown up and are doing great in their lives. Likewise, as mentioned earlier, he is also living contently and progressing in his profession. Nevertheless, we hope the coach continues his successful career and earns more. 

Trivia And Fun Facts

  • Bob is rarely active on social media.
  • He won the CHL’s Brian Kilrea Coach of the Year Award twice in 2009 and 2010.
  • His coaching record is 147-147 as of now.