The Florida Panthers hired former Atlanta Thrashers head coach Craig Ramsay as an assistant to Kevin Dineen Thursday, a day after news of the move leaked out.
Ramsay, who was fired by True North after the Thrashers were bought and moved to Winnipeg, returns to the team that employed him in the same position from 1993-95.
"It is great to be able to re-join the Florida Panthers organization and come back home again," Ramsay said in a press release. "I look forward to working with head coach Kevin Dineen, the entire coaching staff, our management team and all our players as we strive to reach our goals and objectives. Having previously served as associate coach during the team's first two seasons, I have seen firsthand the passion that the South Florida community has for hockey and I look forward to being part of it once again."
Ramsay, 60, has nearly 40 years of experience in the NHL as a player and coach.