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Breaking: Disgraced coach back behind an NHL bench.

Former NHLer back behind the bench.

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Former NHLer back behind the bench

I am thrilled to welcome Jack to our coaching staff,” said Boughner “He is a knowledgeable and experienced voice to have behind our bench that will work well with our young players.

Jack Capuano has been named associate coach for the Florida Panthers.

I am extremely excited to join the Florida Panthers organization,” said Capuano. “I want to thank Vinnie Viola and Doug Cifu for putting their trust in me and Dale for giving me an opportunity to work with Bob, one of the great young minds in the game. My familiarity with the Panthers has grown a lot throughout the past few years and I’m eager to work with such a young, talented group of players.

He is a former head coach of the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). Capuano played as a defenseman and spent parts of three seasons in the NHL in the late 1980s and early 1990s.