Dale Tallon may be moving up the food chain, taking a “President of Hockey [Operations] style position,” according to Elliotte Friedman on Sportsnet’s “Headlines” segment.
Tallon is currently the executive vice president and general manager. In his place, Tom Rowe would move up to be the general manager. Eric Joyce, who currently runs the team’s robust analytics department, would become the assistant general manager.
The Miami Herald’s George Richards corroborates the report, adding that Tallon will “continue doing what he does,” but with more feedback and input from Rowe and Joyce.
#FlaPanthers Tom Rowe already making some changes within hockey ops; was told he let their equipment managers go on Thursday.
— George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) May 8, 2016
Steve Werier, current vice president of legal and business affairs, will also become an assistant general manager, according to Richards.
None of this is official, but is expected to be made so when Tallon returns from Russia, where he’s scouting at the 2016 World Championship.
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