Paul Maurice in Florida?

Paul Maurice in Florida?

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The Florida Panthers are reportedly about to announce the hiring of Paul Maurice as head coach.

That's what advanced the Sportsnet network on Wednesday.

The Florida club was managed by Andrew Brunette for the vast majority of the 2021-2022 season, he who had obtained the interim position after the departure of Joel Quenneville early in the campaign.

The Panthers had a fantastic regular season and won the Presidents' Trophy. They disappointed in the playoffs, however, suffering a second-round sweep elimination against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

According to the specialized site Daily Faceoff, the organization would intend to offer a position ” meaningful” to Brunette to stay on the team. The former National Hockey League (NHL) forward was one of three candidates for the Jack Adams Trophy, awarded annually to the head coach of the year.

< p>To return to Mauritius, the 55-year-old man had given up his position as head coach with the Winnipeg Jets last December. At the time, he said he no longer felt like the man for the job with the Manitoba team.

Maurice had been at the helm of the Jets since the last portion of the 2013-2014 campaign. During his time in Winnipeg, the veteran coach once led the team to the conference finals and maintained a record of 315-224-62.

Previously, the Sault Ste. . Marie was the pilot of the Hartford Whalers (1995 to 1997), the Carolina Hurricanes (1997 to 2004 and 2008 to 2012) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (2006 to 2008). Maurice has a record of 775-681-99-130 in 1685 games behind the bench for an NHL team.