Interim Head Coach
Peter Horachek was named interim coach of the Florida Panthers on Nov. 8, 2013 when the team fired coach Kevin Dineen. It was Horachek's first season with the Panthers organization after spending the previous nine as an assistant with the Nashville Predators. Before getting the call to coach the Panthers, Horachek was coaching the team's AHL affiliate San Antonio Rampage, where he compiled a 4-6-0-1 record. ...more
John Madden returned to the Florida Panthers organization for the 2013-14 season as a pro scout after helping the team win the 2011-2012 Southeast Division championship. He was named assistant coach of Florida on Nov. 8, 2013 after GM Dale Tallon fired head coach Kevin Dineen and assistant coaches Gord Murphy and Craig Ramsay. ...more
Brian Skrudland enters his first year as assistant coach with the Panthers after GM Dale Tallon fired coach Kevin Dineen and assistant coaches Gord Murphy and Craig Ramsay on Nov. 8, 2013. Prior to being named assistant, Skrudland was the Panthers' Director of Player Development the past three-plus seasons. As a player, Skrudland served as the Florida’s first team captain, appearing in 256 games with the club (1993-97) totaling 32 goals with 67 assists and 401 PIM. He guided the club to the 1996 Eastern Conference Championship and the Stanley Cup Final. ...more
Robb Tallas enters his fourth season as a member of the Florida Panthers coaching staff. Throughout his 13-year playing career, Tallas appeared in 99 career National Hockey League games with the Boston Bruins (1995-2000) and Chicago Blackhawks (2000-01).The Edmonton, Alberta native also serves as a hockey instructor at the Florida Panthers official practice facility, Saveology.com Iceplex and has previously worked with several NHL goalies. ...more
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I wasn't even born back then [in 1989], so I didn't really know that.