The Florida Panthers added to their coaching staff as they named Dave Barr as an associate coach and Scott Allen as an assistant coach. They replace John Madden whose contract was not renewed by the club last month.
Barr was an assistant coach with the Buffalo Sabres last season. He had been an assistant coach in the NHL for the last seven seasons which included stints with Colorado, Minnesota and New Jersey.
Allen was the head coach of the Panthers AHL affiliate in Portland this past season. He was an assistant coach when Florida had their AHL affiliation with San Antonio for two seasons prior to that.