The Sexton Administration: we hardly knew ye


As incoming general manager Dale Tallon is set to be officially introduced Tuesday, we thought it appropriate to look back on outgoing Randy Sexton's short time as the titular head of the Panthers' hockey operations.

Given the shaky ground on which Florida stood following Jacques Martin's rather hasty exit almost one year ago, Sexton inherited the "acting" GM label largely by default. Not an entirely negative situation; he had been Martin's assistant since January of 2007 and knew the organization inside and out. And to clarify, he officially held the title of Assistant General Manager until his promotion - and subsequent acceptance of a one-year deal - on October 2nd of 2009, which also happened to be first game of the new season. In Finland. A bit strange on the timing there, but this being the Alan Cohen-fed Panthers, no one glanced twice. Anyway, here's a peek at What Went Down during Sexy's tenure.

Note: "No significant transactions" = "Upwards of three dozen maniacal, madcap callups and demotions to/from Rochester"

June, 2009

Traded F Stefan Meyer to PHX for C Steven Reinprecht. Signed Rhino to 3-year deal soon after.

Traded D Jay Bouwmeester's expiring contract to CGY for Jordan Leopold (UFA) and 3rd round-pick in '09 (Josh Birkholz). Leopold subsequently signed 1-year deal.

Drafted: D Dmitry Kulikov (1st round/14th overall), F Drew Shore (2/44), Birkholz (3/67), F Garrett Wilson (4/107), F Corban Knight (5/135), F Wade Megan (5/138), F Scott Timmins (6/165)

Sent packing: Anthony Stewart, Steve Eminger, Franklin MacDonald, David Shantz, Tanner Glass, Drew Larman, Brett McLean (buyout)

July 2009

Signed: F David Booth (6 years), F Radek Dvorak (2 yrs), D Ville Koistinen (2 yrs), G Scott Clemmensen (3 yrs), F Jeff Taffe (2 yrs),

Lost to free agency: G Craig Anderson, D Karlis Skrastins

August 2009

No significant transactions

September 2009

Signed D Kulikov (3EL)

Signed F Evgeny Dadonov (3EL)

Signed D Dennis Seidenberg (1 year)

October 2009

Signed F Dominic Moore (1 year)

November 2009

Claimed F Steve MacIntyre from waivers (EDM)

December 2009

No significant transactions

January 2010

No significant transactions

February 2010

Traded F Moore to MON for 2nd-round pick ('11)

March 2010

Traded D Leopold to PIT for 2nd-round pick ('10)

Traded D Seidenberg and D Matt Bartkowski to BOS for F Byron Bitz, F Craig Weller, and 2nd-round pick ('10)

Traded F Matt Rust to CBJ for D Mathieu Roy

April 2010

Signed: F Eric Selleck (2 yrs), G Marc Cheverie (1 yr?)

May 2010

Signed: F Timmins (3-year Entry Level), D Colby Robak (EL), F A.J. Jenks (EL) F Adam Comrie (EL)