“He did a lot for this organization. He was a friend, you could talk to him at any point and time. The door was always open. I can’t say enough about him. He did a lot for my game.”

– Anaheim Ducks star Corey Perry


“He’s just so passionate, and I think it carries over to the players. When you win and you’re having success, he’s as excited as anybody on the team. That’s what makes him special.”

— Former Capitals and Ducks assistant coach Bob Woods


“What you see is what you get. He enjoys the game. He keeps things loose. One thing with Bruce, it’s fun. It’s enjoyable. He can make the most hard situations not so stressful because of his lighter side.”

— Former Ducks assistant coach Brad Lauer


“Just an engaging guy and cares about the sport and cares about the players. That’s really important to him. Fans are going to love him, media’s going to love him and I think he’ll help the team win. I really do. It’s crazy how good that record is.”

— Ducks color analyst Brian Hayward


“He allows players to be creative to play a game they’re capable of. He doesn’t hold guys back. As long as you’re within the structure of what the foundation is, he allows his players to play the game. If you can make the play, make the play. He allows players to play and play a game creatively within the game.”