Former NHL coach Dave Cameron has been named as the first head coach to be fired following the NHL’s latest salary cap crunch.
The decision to fire Cameron comes after the NHL announced it would start using an eight-day grace period for players to opt out of the league.
Players were allowed to opt in as of Friday, but if they don’t, they have until the end of July to opt-out.
The NHL is now trying to find a solution to the salary cap issue and Cameron will be a key figure in figuring it out.
Cameron had an average of 12 wins and nine losses in his five seasons with the Canadiens and the Capitals.
The coach led the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup in 2008.