Panthers After Quenneville Hockey Florida Panthers assistant coach Andrew Brunette, center, talks with players during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in Chicago.
Brunette spent four years playing for Joel Quenneville, and until Thursday night, Oct. 28, 2021, worked for Joel Quenneville.
Brunette debuted as the replacement for Joel Quenneville as Florida's coach on Friday, running the Panthers through a game-day practice in Detroit.
It's a sad day for our organization, it's a sad day for our players, it's a sad day for the game of hockey."
Quenneville — a three-time Cup-winning coach, all with Chicago — and the Panthers came calling in 2019, offering Brunette a job as an assistant.