Florida Panthers announce the firing of coach Gerard Gallant

Gerard Gallant's firing has been announced by the Florida Panthers, one day after the 2015-16 coach of the year finalist was dismissed in a somewhat surprising move.

The Panthers announced the firings of Gallant and assistant coach Mike Kelly on Monday, and confirmed that general manager Tom Rowe will take Gallant's place behind the bench.

The moves were all made Sunday night following Florida's 3-2 loss in Carolina.