Gord Murphy was named to the position of assistant coach of the Florida Panthers on July 6, 2010.
Murphy joined the Panthers coaching staff after spending the previous seven years as an assistant coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
A 1988 draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers, was selected by Florida in the 1993 expansion draft. He played in 410 games over six seasons with the Panthers scoring 42 goals with 100 assists and 238 PIM. He was a teammate with Skrudland on the 1996 Panthers squad that advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals.
For his career in the NHL, the Willowdale, Ontario native played in 862 NHL games for Philadelphia (1988-92), Boston (1991-93 & 2001-02), Florida (1993-99) and Atlanta (1999-2001) registering 323 points (85-238-323) and 668 PIM.