The Florida Panthers have announced their new head coach.
Bob Boughner, who has served as an assistant coach for the San Jose Sharks the last two seasons, will replace the Panthers' interim coach Tom Rowe.
"After an exhaustive search, we are pleased to welcome Bob as the new head coach of the Panthers," said Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon in an official statement Monday.
"He sees the game in a modern way and is eager to work with our young players. During the interview process, Bob blew us away with his preparation, his passion, knowledge and dedication to the game. We believe that he is the right leader to get our team back to competing towards our goal of winning the Stanley Cup."
The 46-year-old former defenseman spent 12 seasons in the NHL as a player for several different teams.