Left Menu
Development News Edition

Following Boughner's exit, Panthers hire Quenneville as team's coach

Devdiscourse News Desk` | Florida | Updated: 09-04-2019 06:17 IST | Created: 09-04-2019 05:46 IST
Following Boughner's exit, Panthers hire Quenneville as team's coach
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

One day after firing head coach Bob Boughner, the Florida Panthers hired Joel Quenneville as his successor. Quenneville, who was fired by the Chicago Blackhawks in November, landed a multiyear contract worth more than $6 million a year with bonuses, according to ESPN. The Panthers announced his hiring Monday.

The Blackhawks won three Stanley Cups during Quenneville's tenure that began in 2008, and they missed the playoffs just once. He left with a record of 452-249-96 in 797 games. Quenneville, 60, also coached a combined 11 seasons in Colorado and St. Louis and has an overall record of 890-532-77-137. The Panthers were 79-62-22 in Boughner's two seasons at the helm, missing the playoffs both times. This season was the 16th time in 18 seasons that Florida has missed the playoffs.

The New Jersey Devils and general manager Ray Shero agreed to a multiyear contract extension, the team announced. Contract details were not disclosed. The Devils hired Shero on May 4, 2015, to replace Lou Lamoriello. In his four seasons at the helm, the team has made the playoffs just once -- in 2017-18 -- and lost in five games to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

The Devils finished 31-41-10 this season, 15th out of 16 teams in the Eastern Conference, and had the third-worst record in the NHL. Shero, 56, previously served as the general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2006-14. --Forward J.T. Brown missed the Minnesota Wild's regular-season finale on Saturday night after being arrested for suspicion of public intoxication in the early hours that day.

The team had said he was out for the game with an illness, but police documents show he had been arrested around 2 a.m. at the British Beverage Company in Dallas, according to the Star Tribune. Brown, 28, apologized in a statement to the newspaper. Brown just completed his first season with the Wild, having signed a two-year deal last offseason, and finished with three goals and five assists in 56 games. The Wild, who lost to the Stars 3-0 in Saturday's finale, finished the season 37-36-9 (83 points) -- in last place in the Central Division.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

3D printing and the future of manufacturing post COVID-19

The on-demand, customizable, and localized manufacturing of product components facilitated by 3D printing has the potential to redefine manufacturing but there are certain technical, mechanical, and legal limitations that, unless ...

How UK’s 'best prepared' healthcare system failed to gauge COVID-19

The UK is proud of their public health system and its unlike any other country as around 90 percent of British public supports the founding principles of National Health Service. But without accurate data being available to stakeholders in ...

Poor on IHR capacity progress in 2019, WHO says Cambodia tops COVID-19 response

Despite being in proximity to Hubei, the original epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia has reported just 226 confirmed cases and zero deaths. After seeing the data, WHO appreciated Cambodias healthcare information system but experts dou...

Loopholes in Healthcare Information System may have failed Singapore COVID-19 model

In the initial days of the COVID-19 outbreak, Singapore was in the limelight for its effective healthcare system and pandemic response plan. However, Singapore has now joined the list of the worst-hit nations and the situation is even worse...

Videos

Latest News

Indians hitting coach Van Burkleo opts out of season

Cleveland Indians hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo will opt out of the remainder of the 2020 season, citing coronavirus concerns, multiple outlets reported. Van Burkleo, 57, has been the Indians hitting coach for eight seasons. He was also hitt...

U.S. counterspy chief warns Russia, China, Iran trying to meddle in 2020 election

The top U.S. counterintelligence official on Friday warned that Russia, China and Iran will all try to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, with Russia already trying to undercut presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden. In an unu...

Reuters Health News Summary

Following is a summary of current health news briefs. Fauci warns COVID-19 vaccine may be only partially effective, public health measures still neededAn approved coronavirus vaccine could end up being effective only 50-60 of the time, mean...

Reuters Odd News Summary

Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.Paws for reflection British Foreign Office cat heads for retirementPalmerston, the cat who has lived at the Foreign Office for four and a half years, will trade in his London residence for r...

Give Feedback