LATEST | Controversial head coach could be an option for two NHL clubs this summer

Published May 2, 2023 at 10:34

Less than two years after resigning as head coach of the Florida Panthers, three-time Stanley Cup champion Joel Quenneville is wanting to return to the National Hockey League.

According to TSN's Darren Dreger, Joel Quenneville, who still needs to be cleared by the National Hockey League, could be an option this summer for team's with coaching vacancies.

"Joel Quenneville hasn't been officially cleared by the NHL. A formal interview request will likely encourage the commissioners approval. With existing coaching vacancies and speculation around the NYR, Quenneville's return to a bench is a strong possibility." Dreger said in a tweet on Tuesday.

Among the options for Quenneville, if he's cleared by the NHL, are the Calgary Flames, who recently fired Darryl Sutter, as well as the New York Rangers, who may be considering moving on from Gerard Gallant following their first-round exit at the hands of the New Jersey Devils.

Quenneville, 64, re-signed from the Panthers in October 2021 just at the start of his third season with the organization after being implicated in the independent investigation into allegations of by former player Kyle Beach of sexual assault by Brad Aldrich.

The Windsor native spent ten years as the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, leading them to three Stanley Cups in 2010, 2013 and 2015. He was fired in 2018 and was subsequently brought in by the Florida Panthers.

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LATEST | Controversial head coach could be an option for two NHL clubs this summer

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