Scott Allen
Scott Allen was named an assistant coach of the Florida Panthers by Panthers president of hockey operations Dale Tallon on June 6, 2016. The 50-year old Allen spent the last three seasons with the Panthers organization, most recently serving as head coach of Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Portland Pirates (2016). Allen served as assistant coach in Portland (2015-16) as well as San Antonio (2013-15) under Panthers General Manager Tom Rowe. Previously, Allen served as head coach and assistant coach of San Antonio (2002-03, 2003-04).
Entering his 21st season of coaching, the native of New Bedford, Mass., began his coaching career as an assistant coach with the Johnstown Chiefs (ECHL) in 1996-97. Allen was named the team’s head coach midway through the 1997-98 season at the age of 31 and spent five seasons as Johnstown’s head coach. In 2004-05, Allen joined the coaching staff of the Lowell Lock Monsters (AHL) under Rowe. After one season in Lowell, Allen served as an assistant coach of the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights (2005-07) and the Quad City Flames (2007-09) before being hired as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders (2009-12). After his time in New York, Allen joined the St. Louis Blues organization, serving as an assistant coach for their AHL affiliates the Peoria Rivermen (2012-13) and the Chicago Wolves (2013-14).

During his 10-year professional playing career, Allen competed in the All American Hockey League, Atlantic Coast Hockey League, Colonial Hockey League, Central Hockey League and the East Coast Hockey League. During the 1988-89 campaign, Allen won the first of his personal back-to-back ECHL titles, first with the Carolina Thunderbirds 1989 and the following year, 1990, as a member of the Greensboro Monarchs.