Julie Cassidy is the proud and supportive wife of former NHL player turned coach, Bruce Cassidy, head coach for the Las Vegas Golden Knights, who previously served as coach for the Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals. The two have been married for several years. Keep reading to know everything about this lovely NHL wag.
Bruce Cassidy Playing Career
Julie’s hubby played as a defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks. Born May 20, 1965; Bruce was selected by the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, selected in the 1st round, 18th overall.
At the age of 19, he made his NHL debut with the Black Hawks in March 1984. During the years of 1984–1988, he had 3 knee surgeries, including major reconstruction of his ACL.
Between 1985–1990, Cassidy would spend most of his time in the Hawks minor league system. He also played two years with the Italian club, Alleghe HC; and spent the 1993–94 season with Kaufbeuren of the German Hockey League.
Bruce Cassidy Coaching Career
He retired in 1997 to take a head coaching job with the Jacksonville Lizard Kings of the ECHL in mid-season. He then was promoted as ahead coach of the Indianapolis Ice of the IHL.
Bruce spent the next season, with the Trenton Titans of the ECHL
and the IHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins before being hired as head coach of the Washington Capitals in 2002-03. The Capitals had an overall record of 47-45-9-6 under his tenure.
He signed on as an assistant coach with the Blackhawks in June 2004, a position he held until 2006. He again became a head coach in 2006-07, guiding the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs to a 31-30-7 mark and a trip to the playoffs.
Coach Cassidy then would spend three years as the Providence Bruins assistant coach before becoming the teams head coach in 2011. He joined the Bruins, in May 2016.
The Golden Knights are very pleased to have Bruce come in to coach our team,” said Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon. “His success in Boston over six years is extremely impressive. His teams have had a clear identity, having been among the very best in the NHL in terms of goals for, goals against, goal differential and special teams. This is the right coach for our team at this time.”
“I am excited to join an organization that shares my commitment to winning and can’t wait to get to work with the talent that has been assembled in Vegas,” said Golden Knights Head Coach Bruce Cassidy. “It’s been impressive to watch the city embrace the Golden Knights from afar, and my family and I look forward to becoming a part of that.”
Bruce Cassidy Contract and Salary
In June 2022, Bruce Cassidy signed a five -year, $22.5 million contract with the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Coach Cassidy earns an annual salary of $4.5 million.
Bruce Cassidy Wife
Bruce Cassidy Wife, Julie Cassidy, formerly known as Julie Ann Kabous was born on November 19, 1971.
Julie Cassidy and her hubby moved from their home in Providence to Boston after her husband was named Bruins’ assistant coach.
Apparently, the couple lead a very low key life and enjoy their privacy; in fact not much is out there about Julie Cassidy whom we assume is a full-time mommy to her two young children. Before that Julie a veteran lobbyist of the American Gas Association, later an executive for Motorola’s global government relations office, she is specialized in appropriations issues.