The San Jose Sharks saw enough from Bob Boughner last season to make him the ninth head coach in franchise history.

Boughner was officially elevated form interim status on Tuesday, after having coached the team for 37 games in the 2019-20 season after the firing of head coach Peter DeBoer. Boughner, who had been an assistant coach for San Jose, went 14-20-3 before the regular-season was paused on March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.