The Florida Panthers offseason of change within their front office appears to be complete after the team officially announced the hiring of Paul Krepelka and Tom Bark on Monday.
Krepelka will officially replace the departed Eric Joyce as the team’s assistant general manager under Bill Zito.
A former player agent like Zito, Krepelka (who co-founded the Orr Hockey Group) has spent the past two seasons as the senior VP of hockey operations for the Carolina Hurricanes.
He knows the Panthers’ new AHL affiliate well; Florida takes over the Charlotte Checkers from Carolina this coming season.
Krepelka, like Joyce before him, will run Florida’s AHL team among having other duties within in the team’s front office.