Florida Panthers hire Paul Maurice, former Winnipeg Jets head coach, to replace Andrew Brunette

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After being removed in the 2nd round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Florida Panthers are making a head training modification. The Panthers are changing Jack Adams Award finalist Andrew Brunette with previous Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice.

“At the completion of our season, we began an in-depth examination of all aspects of our team. After taking the appropriate amount of time for analysis, we determined that we needed the perfect fit to continue with the growth of our players and stay on the path for our franchise goals,” Panthers basic supervisor Bill Zito stated in a news release. “Paul’s experience and intellect were just what we were looking for and we are thrilled for him to step into the role of head coach.” 

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Maurice will get a three-year agreement. Dreger likewise reported that there’s a possibility Brunette might stay with the company in a various capability.

Maurice had actually acted as the Jets head coach for the previous 9 seasons prior to resigning in December 2021. During his time in Winnipeg, Maurice built up a 315-224-62 record and took the Jets to the playoffs in 5 of those seasons. Maurice’s most effective project came throughout the 2017-18 season, when the Jets advanced to the Western Conference Final, where they lost to the Vegas Golden Knights.

Maurice, 55, likewise has actually hung out as the head coach of the Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes (2 stints) and Toronto Maple Leafs throughout his profession. He led the Hurricanes to the Stanley Cup Final as head coach in 2002.

Brunette was called the Panthers interim head coach after Florida fired Joel Quenneville. Quenneville resigned over his function in the Chicago Blackhawks sexual attack examination including previous gamer Kyle Beach and a video coach. Following Quenneville’s termination, Brunette led the Panthers to a 51-18-6 routine season record and the Presidents’ Trophy.

After beating the Washington Capitals in 6 video games in the opening round of the postseason, the Panthers were swept by the Tampa Bay Lightning in a series where Florida just summoned 3 objectives.

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