TAMPA – Ask around NHL circles and there may be no more person involved with the game that is more universally beloved than Rick Bowness.
A hockey lifer in the truest term, Bowness has spent his entire adult life involved in the game since the time he appeared as a winger for the Atlanta Flames in 1975 and transitioned into coaching when he was named a head coach for the Winnipeg Jets in 1988 at the age of 34.
He's had many stops along the way as a head coach and an assistant/associate coach for the past 39 years, including a five-year stint with the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2013-2018 under Jo...
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