LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Golden Knights fired Coach Pete DeBoer on Monday. He was the franchise’s second coach.

This was the first year the Golden Knights did not make the playoffs.

During a noon news conference, General Manager Kelly McCrimmon stated that the decision to release head coach Pete DeBoer was about the team’s next season. No new coach was announced.

DeBoer was hired the same day the team’s first coach Gerard Gallant was fired.

McCrimmon released the following statement earlier in the day:

We would like to thank Pete DeBoer for his commitment to the Vegas Golden Knights
over the past three seasons,” said Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly
McCrimmon. “Since joining the organization, Pete and his staff have guided us through
some of the most unique and challenging circumstances we’ve witnessed since our
franchise entered the NHL. After lengthy discussions over the last two weeks, we believe
that a new coach will put us in the best position to succeed next season.

GM Kelly McCrimmon