Tom Rowe (ice hockey)

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Tom Rowe
Born (1956-05-23) May 23, 1956 (age 60)
Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Washington Capitals
Hartford Whalers
National team  United States
NHL Draft 37th overall, 1976
Washington Capitals
WHA Draft 20th overall, 1976
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1976–1984

Thomas John Rowe (born May 23, 1956 in Lynn, Massachusetts) is an American ice hockey coach, executive, and former player. He is the current general manager and interim head coach of the Florida Panthers in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Career[edit]

Selected by the Washington Capitals in the 1976 NHL Entry Draft, Rowe also played for the Hartford Whalers and Detroit Red Wings. He was also a member of the United States national team at the 1977 Ice Hockey World Championships. Rowe was the first American born player to score 30 or more goals in an NHL season. He accomplished this feat in the 1978–79 season with the Washington Capitals. That season he scored 31 goals in 69 games.

Rowe was an assistant coach for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League from 2008 until 2011. Rowe previously coached the Albany River Rats and Lowell Lock Monsters. Tom Rowe won a Stanley Cup championship with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006.

On April 9, 2012, Rowe was announced as the new head coach of hockey club Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

On November 9, 2013, Rowe was announced as the new head coach of the San Antonio Rampage, the AHL farm team for the Florida Panthers. In 2015, when the Panthers relocated their AHL affiliation to Portland, Maine, Rowe became head coach of the Portland Pirates. During his first season with the Pirates, Rowe left the club mid-season when he was promoted by the Panthers to take up a position as the associate general manager on January 1, 2016.[1] On November 27, 2016, after the firing of head coach Gerard Gallant, Rowe took over as interim head coach.[2]

In early 2017, Rowe started becoming more popular amongst South Florida fans after the roaring crowds at the BB&T Center began chanting "Rowe must go!"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pirates coach Tom Rowe named Florida Panthers associate G.M.". Portland Pirates. 2016-01-01. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  2. ^ "Panthers fire coach Gerard Gallant". NHL.com. November 27, 2016. Retrieved November 28, 2016. 

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Preceded by
Dale Tallon
General Manager of the Florida Panthers
2016–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Gerard Gallant
Head coach of the Florida Panthers
2016–present
Incumbent