The Dallas Stars are working to a complete a four-year contract with Peter DeBoer to see the 54-year-old become their next head coach.
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports the deal, which is not yet signed, is expected to be worth more than $4 million per season.
DeBoer was fired by the Vegas Golden Knights last month after the team failed to make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, finishing with a 43-31-8 record.
He had a 98-50-12 record in his three seasons with the team and took them to the third round of the 2021 NHL playoffs.
DeBoer has coached 1,015 NHL games and has a 513-379-123 record split between the Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, San Jose Sharks and Golden Knights. He also coached the Ontario Hockey League’s Kitchener Rangers to a Memorial Cup championship in 2003.
Rick Bowness stepped down as head coach of the Stars in May shortly after the team lost in Game 7 of their first-round series against the Calgary Flames. Dallas finished the regular season with a 46-30-6 record, returning the playoffs after missing the postseason in 2021, one year after reaching the 2020 Stanley Cup Final.