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Boston Bruins Assistant Coach Doug Houda relieved of duty

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Doug Houda has been fired by the Boston Bruins, it was announced today:

Here's the bio from the Bruins website, before it is taken down:

Doug Houda is in his tenth season in the Bruins organization as an Assistant Coach of the team.

He came to the Bruins following three seasons as an assistant coach with the Rochester Americans, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. The Amerks had a 125-86-16-13 record over his three seasons as an assistant coach, including a 51-19-4-6 record and a franchise-record of 112 points in 2004-05, which was the top record in the AHL that season.

The Alberta native was drafted by Detroit as their second pick, 28th overall, in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft and the defenseman enjoyed a 15-year career in the National Hockey League. He had 19-63=82 totals and 1,104 PIM in 561 career NHL games with Buffalo, Detroit, Hartford, NY Islanders, Los Angeles and Anaheim.

He also played over 500 games at the AHL level over his 17-year professional playing career. He joined the Amerks' coaching staff upon his retirement as a player in 2003, spending his final playing season as the Rochester captain.

Houda and his wife Shelley have two children, son Kris and daughter Toni.