Former Florida Panthers head coach and present New Jersey Devils assistant coach Andrew Brunette was arrested and charged with DUI in Deerfield Beach, Fla. on Wednesday.
Brunette was taken to the Broward County Main Jail, and his bond was set at $500. Brunette additionally faces two costs of failing to obey a cease or yield signal.
Brunette spent a number of years in Broward County as a member of the Panthers’ teaching employees. In June of 2019, Brunette was employed as an assistant coach on Joel Quenneville’s employees, and he took over as the top coach when Quenneville resigned in October of 2021.
With Brunette because the interim head coach, the Panthers went 51-18-6 and gained the President’s Trophy, which is awarded to the workforce with one of the best regular-season report. Despite that common season success, the Panthers received swept by the Tampa Bay Lightning within the second spherical of the playoffs, and the workforce selected to rent Paul Maurice as its subsequent head coach within the offseason.
Brunette was provided a brand new place throughout the Panthers group, however he selected to depart and function an assistant on Lindy Ruff’s employees in New Jersey. With Brunette on the teaching employees, the Devils are 32-13-4, which is sweet for second place within the Metropolitan Division.
Brunette and the Devils are each off for the week forward of the NHL All-Star festivities in Sunrise, Fla. this weekend.
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