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Gerard Gallant | Center

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (53) / 9/2/1963
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
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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. Jun 27 - 9:37 AM

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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.
Jun 25 - 9:55 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.
Source: AHL.com
Jun 8 - 8:37 AM

Dave Barr has joined the Florida Panthers as an assistant coach.

Barr had previously been serving as an assistant under Sabres bench boss Dan Bylsma. He's also been an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild, and New Jersey Devils.
Jun 3 - 8:39 AM

The Florida Panthers will be making a few changes to their front office.

Dale Tallon, who's been serving as the team's General Manager since 2010, will become the head of hockey operations, while associate GM, Tom Rowe, will take over as General Manager. Eric Joyce served as the Panthers' AHL affiliate's General Manager last season. He'll become Florida's assistant GM. The Panthers' capologist, Steve Werier, will also become the team's assistant GM. According to the Miami Herald, the Panthers are going in this direction because they want to focus more on mathematical analysis when making roster decisions.
May 8 - 10:46 AM

Gerard Gallant has been named one of the finalists for the Jack Adams Trophy.

Gallant joins, Lindy Ruff (Dallas) and Barry Trotz (Washington) as the other two finalists. Under Gallant, the Panthers won the Atlantic Division title and set franchise records for wins (47) and points (103). That's even more impressive when you consider Florida didn't even make the playoffs last year.
Source: NHL.com
May 5 - 8:01 PM

The Florida Panthers are hoping to have a few more breaks go their way in Game 6 against the Islanders.

"They’ve had a good series, are playing real well and we’re down 3-2," coach Gerard Gallant said. "We have to keep playing, hope to get a few breaks. We haven’t had many go our way so far. We have to keep working, playing our game. I can’t tell them to play much better." The Panthers trail the best-of-seven series 3-2.
Apr 24 - 11:00 AM

With their 2-1 double overtime loss Friday night to the Islanders, the Panthers have lost eight consecutive playoff overtime games.

Despite all the team's success in the regular season, the Panthers just can't seem to win an overtime game when it counts the most. Game 6 is scheduled for Sunday at 7:00 pm in Brooklyn, a game the Panthers must win to stave off elimination.
Apr 23 - 8:39 AM

Florida posted a 36-6-6 record when scoring first this season, but the playoffs have been a different story so far.

The Panthers have jumped out to early leads in all three playoff games, but they trail the New York Islanders 2-1 in their first-round series. "It's a tough loss, you go through that," coach Gerard Gallant said. "They'll enjoy their day off and be ready for Game 4 and they'll move on. They know they're playing good hockey."
Apr 19 - 10:36 AM

The Florida Panthers still don't know who they'll play in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

It all depends on what the New York Islanders do on Sunday evening. If the Islanders win, the Panthers will take on the Rangers. If the Islanders lose, they'll get a date with Florida. "This is going to be fun; it all starts new," said head coach Gerard Gallant. "We're looking forward to it. We had a great regular season, but that’s all in the past. We have to get ready for our next opponent, whomever that may be."
Apr 10 - 11:06 AM

The last time the Florida Panthers won in Boston was Dec. 8, 2011.

The Panthers need to end that tonight though in order to snap their nine-game losing streak. This slump has shaken them from the Atlantic Division lead and it threatens to push them down further if Florida doesn't end it soon. As it currently stands, just three points separate Florida and Boston, so a loss against the Panthers would be particularly devastating.
Mar 24 - 10:52 AM

The Florida Panthers are happy with their acquisitions of Jiri Hudler, Teddy Purcell and Jakub Kindl.

"We have three wonderful scoring lines and a fourth which is invigorated and able to play a very aggressive forechecking style," said GM Dale Tallon. "We have depth at all positions and this gives our coaches an opportunity for different looks." There's no doubt that the addition of these three rentals make Florida a better team.
Feb 28 - 11:39 AM

Gerard Gallant was tossed from Saturday's 5-0 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Gallant was ejected after arguing non-calls that resulted in his players being injured. Brandon Pirri and Quinton Howden both suffered injuries in the game and in both casses, the Predators players who caused the injury wasn't penalized.
Feb 14 - 10:34 AM

Gerard Gallant believes his team played "a good game" in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Penguins.

The Penguins scored the winner in the extra frame after Jussi Jokinen went to the box for hooking. "We played pretty well, were in command, but they’re a good team and found the goals,’’ said coach Gerard Gallant. "I thought we played a good game, and they found a way to come back and get two big points against us. It was disappointing. We played a good enough game to win. It happens."
Feb 7 - 11:49 AM

Florida's power play has gone 0-for-18 in the last seven games.

The Panthers haven't scored on the man advantage since Jan. 2. "We need to compete harder, put pucks at the net," coach Gerard Gallant said. "We had some great looks, changed things up in the third. When it's not going good, it gives the other team momentum."
Jan 18 - 10:09 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Derek MacKenzie
5Greg McKegg
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Jared McCann
4Jonathan Marchessault
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Reilly Smith
3Colton Sceviour
4Shawn Thornton
5Logan Shaw
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Keith Yandle
3Jason Demers
4Mark Pysyk
5Alex Petrovic
6Jakub Kindl
7Michael Matheson
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer
3Reto Berra