Panthers name Keenan GM and Martin head coach
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Martin, 51, was relieved of his coaching duties by Ottawa just two days after the
Martin became the head coach of the
eighth full campaign with the club. He finished with a 341-255-96 record in the regular season as head coach of Ottawa.
For his career, which also includes a head coaching stint with St. Louis, Martin has totaled 407 wins in the NHL.
Keenan was dismissed by the
The 54-year-old Keenan was reportedly involved in a power struggle with Dudley, who took over as GM on May 10, 2002. Keenan, who signed a contract extension before last season, was already in place behind the Florida bench when Dudley was hired.
Keenan became the sixth coach in
He also guided the
on Monday and offered another position within the organization.
Florida finished fourth in the Southeast Division this past season with a record of 28-35-15-4 (75 points) and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.