Florida Panthers Vice President and General Manager, Dale Tallon announced Tuesday morning that Interim Head Coach Peter Horachek will be relieved of his duties effective immediately.
In a release via FloridaPanthers.com, Tallon addressed the change. “We will immediately begin an extensive search for a new and experienced coach for our franchise, who will guide the Panthers to future success. We once again thank Peter for all of his hard work and service and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Horachek took over coaching duties for the Panthers after the firing of former Head Coach, Kevin Dineen on Nov. 8. Horachek completed the 2013-14 season with a 26-36-4 record and finished 15th in the Eastern Conference. The Panthers’ special teams struggled throughout the season and both ranked 30th in the NHL. Prior to coaching the Panthers, Horachek was Head Coach of Florida’s minor league affiliate the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).