Panthers announce assistant coach Mike Kitchen won’t return to team

Mike Kitchen (Mark Humphrey/AP)

The Florida Panthers announced that assistant coach Mike Kitchen won’t return to the team next season.

The Panthers also announced that Rick Dudley and Paul Fenton have been named senior advisors to newly hired general manager Bill Zito, while Gregory Campbell has been named vice president of player personnel and development, and Blake Geoffrion becomes assistant to the GM.

In other organizational moves, P.J. Fenton has been named to the club’s scouting staff, while AHL assistant coach Doug Janik will not join the Panthers’ new AHL affiliate in Charlotte next season.

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