Panthers hire Luongo’s brother as AHL goalie coach

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Florida continued to overhaul its hockey operations on Tuesday, but with a twist — Leo Luongo, the younger brother of starting goalie Roberto Luongo, has been hired as the club’s goalie coach for AHL Springfield.


The 31-year old Luongo has served as goaltending coach for the HC Lugano organization of the Swiss National League A for the last three seasons (2013-16). During his time in Switzerland, Luongo also served as a video/goaltending coach in the Spengler Cup tournament for Lugano (2015) and Team Canada (2013, 2014).

Previously, the Montreal, Quebec native served as a goaltending consultant & instructor for Hockey Canada (2009-11), goaltending coach for the Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (2007-13) and a voluntary goaltending coach for the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch (2012-13).

As mentioned above, this is just the latest change for the Panthers. To recap:

Fired assistant coach John Madden, replaced him with Dave Barr.

Promoted Dale Tallon to president of hockey ops, named Tom Rowe assistant GM, named Eric Joyce and Steve Werier assistant GMs.

Promoted longtime scout Peter Mahovlich to a special advisor to ownership role.

— Fired Scott Luce, the club’s director of player personnel, then named Jason Bukala co-director of amateur scouting and Al Tuer head pro scout.