Florida Panthers fire former Chicago Blackhawks coach

Florida Panthers fire former Chicago Blackhawks coach

The Florida Panthers have acquired the services of Former Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville.

Joel Quenneville was out of business and taking a break for majority of the season. The Blackhawks fired him early in the season.

He will be replacing Bob Boughner as the Panthers decided to part ways with on Sunday. The Panthers wasted no time in replacing him and have appointed Quenneville as the coach.

They have announced this on Monday morning.

There will be a reunion as Quenneville will reunite with Dale Tallon. Dale Tallon was a former Blackhawks General Manager who hired Quenneville way back in 2008 as a consultant.

After doing an amazing job as consultant, then he made him the head coach of the team.

Quenneville will be offered a hefty contract by the Panthers. The ESPN has reported that the Panthers have offered the former Blackhawks coach a multi-year contract worth $6 million a year.

Quenneville had a deep history with the Blackhawks. He had served about 10 seasons in parts with the Chicago franchise and won three Stanley Cup Championships with them and reached the conference final on two separate occasions.

He had an amazing record with the Blackhawks of 452-249-96 in 797 games. Quenneville is the second-highest winning coach in their franchise history.

There are a lot of changings happening in the league in terms of coaches. The Buffalo Sabres have also fired their head coach Phil Housley.

The Los Angeles Kings have also informed Willie Desjardins, the interim head coach, he will not be given a permanent contract and will not be retained.

This announcement has made a total number of eight openings in the NHL.

How will the former Blackhawks coach perform as the coach of the Panthers?

Senior writer at the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
Chicago Steel select 14 players in Phase II Draft
The Chicago Steel has completed the 2020 USHL Draft. They have selected seven forwards, six
All-USHL Rookie Teams include two Steel Players
The United States Hockey League announced that Steel forwards Brendan Brisson and Matthew Coronato were
Steel select eight forwards and two defensemen in USHL Phase I Draft
The Chicago Steel selected 10 players on Monday in the USHL Phase I Draft. These
NASCAR plans to host seven events in May
Most of the sports have been halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. The National Association
City of Elgin: Golf Courses to open with limited services
The City of Elgin’s golf courses will open to the public with limited services on
USHL names Owen Power 2020 Defenseman of the Year
The United States Hockey League (USHL) announced on Friday that Owen Power of the Chicago
“Billet Family of The Year” awarded to Tinson Family
The Chicago Steel have announced that the team has decided to highlight the Tinson family
Over $8,000 raised for Wounded Warrior Project
The Chicago Steel’s March 14 Appreciation/Hometown Heroes Night was cancelled due to COVID1-9, but it
NHL Central Scouting List for 2020 NHL Draft
NHL Central Scouting has announced the final NHL Central Scouting List for the 2020 NHL
Chicago Steel: The 2019-2020 Anderson Cup Champions
The Chicago Steel has been announced the 2019-20 Anderson Cup Champions, by the United States