Ve­gas Golden Knights tab Gal­lant as their first coach

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

LAS VE­GAS | Kicked off the bus by the Florida Pan­thers in Novem­ber, Ger­ard Gal­lant is pack­ing his bags for Las Ve­gas to take over as the first coach of the NHL ex­pan­sion Golden Knights.

Gen­eral man­ager Ge­orge McPhee cited Gal­lant’s ex­pe­ri­ence and past suc­cess in an­nounc­ing the hir­ing on Thurs­day fol­low­ing what he called an ex­ten­sive search of can­di­dates.

Gal­lant joins the Golden Knights some five months af­ter be­ing un­cer­e­mo­ni­ously fired by the Pan­thers im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing a 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes at Carolina. Gal­lant’s lug­gage was re­moved from the team bus out­side the arena and he even­tu­ally had to take a taxi while the Pan­thers left him be­hind to con­tinue their road trip to Chicago.

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