Coaching Staff

Head Coach - Paul Maurice

Paul Maurice headshot

Paul Maurice was named the head coach of the Florida Panthers on June 22, 2022. A veteran of 25 NHL seasons as a head coach, Maurice joined Florida after having spent nine seasons behind the bench with the Winnipeg Jets (2013-14 to 2021-22). He previously served as the head coach for the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes (1995-96 to 2003-04, 2008-09 to 2011-12) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (2006-07 to 2007-08).

In his inaugural season in South Florida, Maurice steered the franchise to a Prince of Wales Trophy as well as the club’s first win in the Stanley Cup Final, marking Maurice’s second-career Stanley Cup appearance.

Previously, Maurice led the Carolina Hurricanes to the 2002 Stanley Cup Final and 2009 Eastern Conference Final and guided the Winnipeg Jets to the 2018 Western Conference Final.

Maurice, a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, has set numerous milestones throughout his extensive career behind an NHL bench. When he was first hired by the Hartford Whalers to serve as their head coach during the 1995-96 season, he became the then second youngest NHL head coach in League history. He owns the Winnipeg Jets franchise record for games coached (600) and wins (315) and was the youngest in League history to reach both 1,000 and 1,500 games as a head coach, and the second-youngest to earn 500 wins. Maurice is also one of three coaches to earn at least 300 wins with two different franchises.

Prior to his NHL head coaching career, Maurice spent two seasons (1993-94 to 1994-95) as head coach of the Detroit Jr. Red Wings of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), culminating in an OHL championship in 1994-95.

Selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 12th round (252nd overall) of the 1985 NHL Draft, Maurice played four seasons with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League from 1984-85 to 1987-88.

Maurice and his wife, Michelle, have three children: Sydney, Jake and Luke.

Coaching Staff

Coaches - Jamie Kompon

Jamie Kompon - Assistant Coach

Coaches - Sylvain Lefebvre

Sylvain Lefebvre - Assistant Coach

Coaches - Tuomo Ruutu

Tuomo Ruutu - Assistant Coach

Coaches - Myles Fee

Myles Fee - Assistant Coach

Coaches - Robb Tallas

Robb Tallas - Goaltending Coach

Coaches - John Congemi

John Congemi - Assistant Video Coach

Coaches - Maxim Ivanov

Maxim Ivanov - Skills Coach

Performance Department

Training - Chris McLellan

Chris McLellan - V.P. of Sports Performance

Training - Mike Joyce

Mike Joyce - Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Anthony Moore

Anthony Moore - Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Training Staff

Training - Dave DiNapoli

Dave DiNapoli - Head Athletic Trainer

Training - Brian Riedel

Brian Riedel - Assistant Athletic Trainer

Training - Tim Wittenauer

Tim Wittenauer - Director of Sports Performance & Rehabilitation

Training - Mike Valcy

Mike Valcy - Massage Therapist

Training - Derick Anderson

Derick Anderson - Director of Sports Psychology

Equipment Staff

Equipment - Teddy Richards

Teddy Richards - Head Equipment Manager

Equipment - Dakota King

Dakota King - Assistant Equipment Manager

Equipment - Thomas Anderson

Thomas Anderson - Assistant Equipment Manager

Equipment - Joe Wieszczek

Joe Wieszczek - Assistant Equipment Manager

Charlotte Checkers

Coaching - Charlotte Checkers - Geordie Kinnear

Geordie Kinnear - Head Coach Charlotte Checkers

Hockey Operations

Manager, Team Services/Video Coordinator: Alec Rippetoe

Coaching Staff

Director of Goaltending Development: Leo Luongo

Assistant Coach: Bobby Sanguinetti

Assistant Coach: Jared Staal

Training Staff

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach: Morgan Campbell

Head Athletic Trainer: Zach Casinelli

Assistant Athletic Trainer: Gustavo Canals

Equipment Staff

Head Equipment Manager: Chris Fournier

Assistant Equipment Manager: Eric Cosentino