Panthers hire Hal Gill in player-development role


The Florida Panthers have hired former NHL defenseman Hal Gill to be their manager of player development.

“We are very pleased to welcome Hal to our organization,” said GM Dale Tallon in a release. “We are honored to have someone with his level of hockey experience work with our prospects and assist them in developing their young careers.”

Gill retired in April after 16 seasons in the NHL. He won a Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 2009.

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