A month after being fired by the Florida Panthers, Kevin Dineen has a new job. No, it's not in the NHL. It's with the Canadian Olympic Women's Hockey Team, Hockey Canada announced today.
The women's team lost head coach Dan Church last week after he abruptly resigned from his position, citing a lack of faith in him shown by Hockey Canada. Canada's women have won the last three gold medals at the Olympic Winter Games.
Dineen, who was behind the Panthers' bench for parts of three seasons was let go after 16 games this year. He also was the head coach of the American Hockey League's Portland Pirates for six seasons. Dineen played more than 1,100 NHL games with 760 points over that span.
From Hockey Canada:
“We're very excited that Kevin will join the coaching staff of Canada's National Women's Team and bring his unique perspective to the dressing room,” said Scott Smith, Hockey Canada's chief operating officer. “Kevin has had success in both the AHL and NHL, and we're looking forwa...