More changes to the Florida Panthers’ hockey operations to pass along this morning.
From a press release:
Jason Bukala has been named Co-Director of Amateur Scouting while Al Tuer has been named Head Pro Scout.
Bukala spent the last five seasons with the Panthers as assistant head amateur scout while Tuer spent the last six years as a professional scout.
Additionally, the Panthers announced the hiring of Toby O’Brien as Co-Director of Amateur Scouting.
These moves, of course, follow the firing of Scott Luce, the Panthers’ director of player personnel. Luce had just been promoted into that role a year ago; he’d been their director of scouting the previous five seasons.
But new GM Tom Rowe “wanted to get a different voice at the top.” He told the Sun-Sentinel, “We’re going through a process of bringing in new people, changing things up a little.”
And today we saw the results of that process. From their website, here’s the Panthers’ new scouting hierarchy: