Following a meeting that included Commissioner Gary Bettman, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, General Manager Bill Zito, and President and CEO Matthew Caldwell, Joel Quenneville tendered his resignation as Head Coach of the Florida Panthers.
An interim head coach announcement will be forthcoming.
Panthers CEO Matthew Caldwell had his to say:
After the release of the Jenner & Block investigative report on Tuesday afternoon, we have continued to diligently review the information within that report, in addition to new information that has recently become available. It should go without saying that the conduct described in that report is troubling and inexcusable. It stands in direct contrast to our values as an organization and what the Florida Panthers stand for. No one should ever have to endure what Kyle Beach experienced during, and long after, his time in Chicago. Quite simply, he was failed. We praise his bravery and courage in coming forward.
Following a meeting today with Commissioner Bettman at National Hockey League offices, which was part of the league’s process to decide how to move forward, Joel made the decision to resign and the Florida Panthers accepted that resignation.
According to reports assistant coach Andrew Brunette will assume interim heading coaching duties tonight when the Panthers face the Detroit Red Wings in Motown.