Panthers GM Dale Tallon Signs Contract Extension

ST PAUL, MN - JUNE 24: General Manager Dale Tallon of the Florida Panthers stands with third overall pick Jonathan Huberdeau by the Florida Panthers a Panthers jersey at the podium during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Florida Panthers vice president and general manager Dale Tallon agreed to multi-year extension, the team announced Wednesday. Tallon oversaw the Panthers' first playoff berth in over a decade this past season.

Florida Panthers vice president and general manager Dale Tallon has agreed to a multi-year extension, the team announced Wednesday. Tallon has been in charge of the Panthers' hockey operations department since joining the team in May, 2010.

"Through the hard work of our diligent hockey operations staff we have changed the environment and culture of our club, developing a new identity for the Florida Panthers," Tallon said. "I am very proud of our coaching staff, players and support staff for all that we accomplished this season. We are driven each day to make our team better and to reach our ultimate goal of bringing a Stanley Cup championship to South Florida."

The Panthers finished up their best season in over a decade. They compiled 38-26-18 for 94 points, the most since recording 98 points during the 1999-2000 season. Florida also won its first Southeast Division title in franchise history and made the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2000. Tallon spent 33 years with the Chicago Blackhawks front office before joining the Panthers.

Terms of Tallon's new deal were not disclosed per team policy.

For more on Tallon and the Panthers, head over to the SB Nation blog Litter Box Cats.

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