The Florida Panthers announced Bob Boughner as their new head coach. He replaces interim head coach Tom Rowe, who took over for Gerard Gallant in late November 2016.
Boughner was an assistant coach with the San Jose Sharks for the past two seasons. He was on the staff headed by former Panthers head coach Peter DeBoer. Boughner helped the Sharks get into the playoffs twice and capture the Western Conference title in 2016.