Huberdeau talks new Panthers coach Maurice, career season with

Huberdeau talks new Panthers coach Maurice, career season with

In's Q&A feature called "Sitting Down with …" we talk to key figures in the game, gaining insight into their lives on and off the ice

In this special Stanley Cup Playoffs edition, we feature Florida Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau, who finished tied for second in the NHL with 115 points and led the League with 85 assists this season.

LAVAL, Quebec -- The NHL offseason is always a time of change. For the Florida Panthers

they have a new coach, with Paul Maurice replacing Andrew Brunette one month after

they were swept by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the best-of-7 Eastern Conference Second Round. 

Forward Jonathan Huberdeau said he's excited to play for Maurice.

"I think it's never easy to say goodbye to your coach," Huberdeau said. "Brunette did a tremendous job this year too but adding Paul is just going to be

 can't wait to talk to him, see his philosophy and, obviously, the way he was running [the] Winnipeg [Jets] was pretty good

he didn't get fired, he kind of left (resigning on Dec. 17)

 And I'm just excited to talk to him and see what he has under his belt and I'm excited to hear from him."

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