Reports: Paul Maurice to be next Panthers coach

The Florida Panthers plan to name Paul Maurice as their next head coach, TSN reported Wednesday.

Maurice, 55, stepped down as head coach of the Winnipeg Jets on Dec. 17 after posting a 315-223-62 record in 600 games with the club. He had held the position since replacing the fired Claude Noel on Jan. 12, 2014.

Maurice would replace interim head coach and Jack Adams Award finalist Andrew Brunette, who guided Florida after taking over following the resignation of Joel Quenneville on Oct. 28.

The Presidents’ Trophy-winning Panthers set franchise records for wins (58) and points (122) this season.

Maurice owns a 775-681-130 record with 99 ties while serving as the head coach of the Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs and Jets.


Listen Live with Alexa

Listen Live with Alexa

If you own an Amazon smart speaker, like the Echo or Echo Dot, you can listen to 920 AM The Sports Animal!

Tennessee Mourns Loss Of An Icon

Tennessee Mourns Loss Of An Icon

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —┬áPat Summitt, legendary Lady Vol basketball coach, mentor and mother-figure to her players; a revered ambassador for her university and state; a trailblazer for women; and a role model for people all over the world passed away Tuesday, June 28, in Knoxville at the age of 64. Born Patricia Sue Head on June…