The Panthers announced this afternoon that long-time NHLer Hal Gill will be the team’s Manager of Player Development. Hal Gill played a total of 16 NHL seasons with 6 different teams and won the Stanley Cup once in 2009 with the Penguins.
The Panthers said today that Gill will work closely with Bryan McCabe to monitor and assess the development of the organization’s prospect pool which, as we know, is filled with talented and skilled young players. Today’s announcement comes a few months after the Panthers announced that Brian Skrudland, who previously served as the team’s Director of Player Development, would not have his contract renewed. Bryan McCabe took over that position following the announcement and it appears as though Gill will oversee everything with regard to player development. The Panthers are committed to building a world-class organization from top to bottom and the addition of Hal Gill to the hockey ops staff only adds credence to that mission.