Former NHL forward Kevin Dineen, who has spent the last five season coaching the AHL’s Portland Pirates, has reportedly been hired to fill the Florida Panthers' vacant head coach position.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported Tuesday afternoon that Dineen will replace Pete DeBoer, who was let go at the end of the regular season. The Sun-Sentinel reported that a news conference will be held at the BankAtlantic Center on Wednesday.
Dineen played 19 seasons in the NHL with four different organizations. His best season came in 1988-89 with the Whalers when he scored 45 goals and had 44 assists for Hartford.
-- A.J. Perez