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

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Tuesday, 07.6.2010 / 12:00 PM ET / 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 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 72 13 34 8 47
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 74 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 70 13 26 -3 39
B. Boyes 73 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 74 11 24 11 35
J. Hayes 65 18 13 -5 31
A. Barkov 64 14 17 -2 31
B. Campbell 75 3 21 2 24
B. Pirri 42 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 12 .921 2.33
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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