The Boston Bruins have made it official and dropped the interim tag from Bruce Cassidy's job title.

The Bs announced early on Wednesday morning that Cassidy had done well enough taking over for Claude Julien during the season to warrant them naming him the 28th head coach in franchise history.

Cassidy guided the Boston side to the playoffs and finished as the third team in the Atlantic Division, losing in six games to the Ottawa Senators.  He compiled a 18-8-1 coaching record during the 2016-17 regular season since taking over the team on February 9th.

Terms of the contract and duration of the deal were not disclosed at the time of the announcement.  Both Cassidy and general manager Don Sweeney will hold a joint press conference set for Thursday morning to discuss the agreement and talk about the season.