Panthers fire assistant coach Madden


John Madden is no longer an assistant coach with the Florida Panthers.

According to the Miami Herald, Madden has been fired after three seasons with the club. His tenure predated the hiring of head coach Gerard Gallant, who’s only been on the job two years.

Madden’s duties included coaching the Panthers’ defensemen and running the penalty kill. (Florida’s PK ranked 24th in 2015-16.)

The club is expected to hire two new assistants to join Mike Kelly and goalie coach Robb Tallas on Gallant’s staff.

The Panthers are also expected to announce Tom Rowe as their new general manager, with current GM Dale Tallon becoming president of hockey operations. According to the Herald, that announcement could come “as early as Monday.”

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