The Washington Capitals have fired head coach Todd Reirden following their elimination from the Stanley Cup playoffs, according to an official team announcement issued on Sunday.
“We have higher expectations for our team, and we felt a fresh approach in leadership was necessary,” Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said in a statement. “We would like to thank Todd for all of his hard work and efforts with our organization. Todd has been a big part of our team for more than half a decade, including our Stanley Cup run in 2018, and we wish him and his family all the best moving forward.”
Reirden posted a record of 89-46-16 in his two seasons at the helm of the Capitals.