Player Page

Gerard Gallant | Center

Team: Vegas Golden Knights
Age / DOB:  (53) / 9/2/1963
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190

Latest News

Recent News

Mike Kelly will serve as an assistant coach with the Vegas Golden Knights.
Kelly will be reunited with bench boss Gerard Gallant as they previously worked together as part of the Florida Panthers and QMJHL's Saint John Sea Dogs. Kelly also has experience working as an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks. "We are very proud of the addition of Mike to our team's coaching staff," said Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee. "His experience as a coach at various level within professional hockey and as a recent assistant coach under Gerard with the Panthers made him a well-rounded candidate. His familiarity with Gerard's coaching style and practices will make this a seamless transition for our club." Jun 8 - 2:15 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


The Vegas Golden Knights will have a 72-hour window to present their submission list from the expansion draft.

The protected players lists will be provided to the Golden Knights at 10 a.m. on June 18 and they will have until 10 a.m. on June 21 to make their roster selections. Vegas can also sign any restricted or unrestricted free agent left unprotected during that time. The team will be revealed at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on June 21.
May 30 - 1:55 PM

Gerard Gallant has been named the first head coach of the Vegas Golden Knights.

Reports surfaced Wednesday night that this announcement was coming, but now it's official. In Gallant, the new franchise is getting a veteran coach with 327 games worth of experience as a bench boss between his stints with Columbus and Florida. He was also a Jack Adams Award finalist for leading the Panthers to the playoffs in 2014-15. "We are proud to announce Gerard as the first head coach in Vegas Golden Knights history," said Golden Knights GM George McPhee. "He is an experienced head coach, has had success at multiple levels and has a great reputation amongst the players who have played for him. We undertook a very detailed due diligence process over the last several months and canvassed a number of qualified head coaching candidates to ensure we found the best coach for our group. And we believe we have found that coach in Gerard. We look forward to working with him to build a team that our fans and our community are proud to support."
Apr 13 - 11:32 AM

The Vegas Golden Knights will reportedly name Gerard Gallant as their head coach on Thursday.

Until the announcement it's not official, but it seems like Vegas naming anyone but Gallant to the post would be a major surprise now. Gallant has a career 152-140-4-31 record as a bench boss between parts of six campaigns with Columbus and Florida.
Apr 12 - 8:15 PM

Along with Gerard Gallant, assistant coach Mike Kelly was also let go.

There's word that GM Tom Rowe may relinquish his front office duties to focus on the bench, but nothing official yet. Either way, two coaching vacancies need to be filled.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 09:52:00 PM

An interesting detail has emerged that may add a clue as to why Gerard Gallant was let go on Sunday.

According to Elliotte Friedman, Gallant and the front office "disagreed about the direction of the team" and that there had been "things brewing behind the scenes." Read that as you will. For what it's worth, Gallant was given an extension last season. More details to come.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 09:38:00 PM

Following a disappointing 3-2 loss to Carolina on Sunday, the Florida Panthers have fired head coach Gerard Gallant.

Wow, that's a quick hook. Gallant was just 22 games into his third season. The loss brought the Panthers down to 11-10-1 after a season marred by injuries. In fact, Gallant led the team their first division title and playoff appearance since 2012 just last season. He departs from the team with a 96-65-25 record. More details to come.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 09:25:00 PM

If Jaromir Jagr misses any time due to a groin injury, the Panthers will be down four of the nine top forwards.

That's almost half of their top three lines. Nick Bjugstad, Joanthan Huberdeau, Jussi Jokinen and now Jagr will be out of the lineup when the Cats face the Lightning Monday night.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 10:58:00 AM

Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant isn't worried about his team's 4-5-1 start.

Florida got off to a similar start last year (5-4-1) and still managed to claim the Atlantic Division crown at the end of the season. "I’m not worried," Gallant said. "I wish we were 7-1 but we’re 4-5-1. We work hard, we play hard. We’ll see what happens. I’m not going to come in here sulking already. It’s too early for that." Gallant's right, it's still too early to count the Panthers out, but they'll need to turn things around soon.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 06:44:00 AM

The Florida Panthers are off to a slow start and in recent games, it's mental mistakes that have cost them games.

"Toronto was much like Pittsburgh," Gallant said. "We played well enough to win, but two big mistakes cost us the game. We were leading and then gave up two on turnovers. Overall, I liked our game, thought we were good enough to win them. We just made some bad mistakes." The Panthers are 3-3-1, but they should be able to turn it around relatively soon.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 10:27:00 AM

The Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning will not reschedule the cancelled preseason game they had planned for Thursday.

The game won't be played due to Hurricane Matthew. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is urging residents to follow the evacuation orders.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 12:23:00 PM

Florida's preseason game against Tampa Bay has been postponed.

It was originally scheduled to be played on Thursday night, but Hurricane Matthew has changed those plans. "Obviously the safety of our fans, staff and physically the building itself, with the utmost concern certainly our players, so we have made a decision to postpone the game," said Panthers executive chairman Peter Luukko. "Regarding playing that game at another date, the uncertainty of the weather and situation right now ... we don't have a rescheduled date at this point. We're looking at rescheduling but there remains a possibility the game will be canceled all together."
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 08:09:00 AM

At the top of Florida GM Tom Rowe's off-season wish list is an upper-tier free agent right winger.

"We only have a third-line position we need to fill," Rowe said Saturday. "We're targeting a bunch of guys we put together. We'll start calling around the agents, get the interviewing process going, and see if there's interest on the other side and go from there." Loui Eriksson or Kyle Okposo appear to be on the Panthers' radar.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 09:37:00 AM

Before the Red Wings traded the rights to, and contract of, Pavel Datsyuk to the Coyotes, the Panthers were said to be negotiating with Detroit GM Ken Holland.

According to the reports the Panthers wan't the Wings to take on another bad contact in exchange for Datsyuk's contract, namely the muti-year dealto Dave Bolland. Needless to say, the Wings passed on that.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 09:55:00 AM

Geordie Kinnear has been named the head coach of AHL Springfield.

Springfield is the Panthers' minor-league affiliate. Kinnear spent the previous 13 campaigns serving as an assistant coach for the AHL's Albany River Rats and then the Charlotte Checkers.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 08:37:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Cody Eakin
2William Karlsson
3Erik Haula
4Brendan Leipsic
5Oscar Lindberg
6Tomas Nosek
7Mikhail Grabovski
LW1Jonathan Marchessault
2David Perron
3William Carrier
4Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1James Neal
2Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
3Reilly Smith
4Chris Thorburn
5Alex Tuch
6David Clarkson
D1Marc Methot
2Alexei Emelin
3Jason Garrison
4Brayden McNabb
5Luca Sbisa
6Jon Merrill
7Griffin Reinhart
8Nate Schmidt
9Clayton Stoner
10Deryk Engelland
11Colin Miller
12Shea Theodore
G1Calvin Pickard
2Marc-Andre Fleury
3Jean-Francois Berube