The Florida Panthers on Friday fired coach Kevin Dineen and named Peter Horachek the club's new interim coach.

Also fired were Dineen's assistant coaches, Gord Murphy and Craig Ramsay.

Horachek had been coaching the Panthers' American Hockey League affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage.

Director of player development Brian Skrudland and professional scout John Madden have been added as assistant coaches.

"Peter is a bright hockey mind who brings to our club a wealth of coaching knowledge," Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said. "He is a focused, determined and demanding coach who has experienced great success at all levels of competition. Both Brian and John are proven winners who won multiple Stanley Cups and are individuals that our players know very well. With these additions, we are confident that we have a staff that will work tirelessly to bring continued success to our organization."