Florida Panthers Coaches

A look at all the head coaches in the history of the Florida Panthers.

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Head coach Roger Neilson of the Philadelphia Flyers watches from the bench during the game against the New Jersey Devils at the Continental Airlines Arena on April 16, 1999 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Flyers 3-2.
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Roger Neilson was the first head coach in Florida Panthers history, spending just two seasons with the team from 1993-1995.
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Florida Panthers coach Doug MacLean looks on with his team during a game against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. MacLean spent parts of 3 seasons with the Panthers, taking them to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1996.
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Bryan Murray coached the Panthers during the 1997-1998 season.
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Head Coach Terry Murray of the Florida Panthers watches the action from the players box during a game against the Boston Bruins at the Fleet Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Murray replaced his older brother Bryan as the Panthers coach in 1998.
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Duane Sutter took over the Panthers for the 2000-2001 season.
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Head coach Mike Keenan of the Florida Panthers talks to his team before the start of overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins during NHL action on November 6, 2002 at the Office Depot Center in Sunrise, Florida. Keenan coached the Panthers for two seasons, from 2001-2003.
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Head Coach and General Manager Rick Dudley of the Florida Panthers watches play against the Tampa Bay Lightning during NHL action on November 11, 2003 at the Office Depot Center in Sunrise, Florida. udley coached the team for part of one season.
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Head coach John Torchetti of the Florida Panthers keeps an eye on his team during the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Office Depot Center on February 10, 2004 in Sunrise, Florida. Torchetti coached the team for just 27 games in 2004.
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Head coach and general manager Jacques Martin of the Florida Panthers watches his team take on the Atlanta Thrashers at Bank Atlantic Center on September 26, 2007 in Sunrise, Florida. Martin coached the team for three seasons, finishing with a .520 winning percentage.
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Peter DeBoer of the Florida Panthers skates against the Edmonton Oilers on October 10, 2010 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. DeBoer was behind the bench for three seasons with the Panthers but failed to lead the team to the playoffs.
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Kevin Dineen took over the team in 2011 and led the Panthers to their first division championship in 2011-2012.
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