Florida Panthers fire coach Gerard Gallant – USA TODAY
Gerard Gallant has been fired as coach of the Florida Panthers, according to reports.(Photo: Robert Mayer, USA TODAY Sports)
The Florida Panthers have fired coach Gerard Gallant after two-plus seasons on the job, according to multiple reports.
Gallant confirmed the reports, telling NHL.com that he had been let go. The team had not confirmed the news as of late Sunday night.
Gallant led the Panthers to the playoffs last season for the first time in four seasons. They went 47-26-9 to break 100 points for the first time in franchise (22 season) history, and won the Atlantic Division title.
But the Panthers have struggled to gather momentum this season, with their loss Sunday dropping their record to 11-10-1.