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Panthers Name Brian Skrudland Director of Player Development & Gord Murphy Assistant Coach

Cats Hire 1996 Eastern Conference Championship Teammates

Tuesday, 07.06.2010 / 12:00 PM / News
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Panthers Name Brian Skrudland Director of Player Development & Gord Murphy Assistant Coach
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon announced today two new hires in the club’s hockey operations department. The Panthers have hired Brian Skrudland as the team’s Director of Player Development and Gord Murphy as an Assistant Coach.
 
“We are very pleased to welcome both Brian and Gord back to the Panthers organization,” said Tallon. “Both are well respected throughout the National Hockey League and have a keen understanding of what is necessary to build a winning team. They have had successful careers in the NHL and will play an important role in the development of our players and prospects. We look forward to their long-term contributions to our club.”

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Brian Skrudland
Skrudland, 46, served as the Florida Panthers first team captain, appearing in 256 games (1993-97) with the club scoring 32 goals with 67 assists and 401 PIM. He guided the club to the 1996 Eastern Conference Championship and the Stanley Cup Finals. Skrudland was also a finalist for the Selke Trophy in 1994.
 
Throughout his 16-year NHL playing career, Skrudland played in 881 career NHL contests for Montreal (1985-93), Calgary (1992-93), Florida (1993-97), NY Rangers (1997-98) and Dallas (1997-2000) registering 343 points (124-219-343) and 1,107 PIM. He earned Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens (1986) and Dallas Stars (1999). The Peace River, Alberta native retired at the age of 36 after helping Dallas reach the 2000 Stanley Cup Finals. After his retirement, Skrudland returned to the Flames organization as an assistant coach for three seasons (2000-03).
 
Gord Murphy
Murphy, 43, joins the Panthers coaching staff after spending the previous seven years as an assistant coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets. A 1988 draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers, was selected by Florida in the 1993 expansion draft. He played in 410 games over six seasons with the Panthers scoring 42 goals with 100 assists and 238 PIM. He was a teammate with Skrudland on the 1996 Panthers squad that advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals.
 
For his career in the NHL, the Willowdale, Ontario native played in 862 NHL games for Philadelphia (1998-92), Boston (1991-93 & 2001-02), Florida (1993-99) and Atlanta (1999-2001) registering 323 points (85-238-323) and 668 PIM.
 
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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
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12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 44 15 12 1 27
J. Huberdeau 41 8 17 1 25
A. Ekblad 44 6 19 7 25
J. Jokinen 43 4 20 0 24
J. Hayes 36 13 7 1 20
B. Boyes 42 9 11 1 20
S. Bergenheim 33 7 9 4 16
T. Fleischmann 38 5 8 9 13
V. Trocheck 28 4 9 6 13
D. Kulikov 39 1 12 -2 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 17 10 8 .923 2.32
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .887 3.09
 
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