Joel Quenneville has decided to resign as the head coach of the Florida Panthers after his alleged involvement in the sexual abuse of a former Chicago Blackhawks Kyle Beach who came forward as the one filing the case of the abuse. Joel met with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman before making the decision. The commissioner declared that the NHL will not take any further action and that if Joel wishes to re-enter the league then he will have to undertake a meeting.
Following a meeting with Mr. Quenneville that took place this afternoon in my office, all parties agreed that it was no longer appropriate that he continue to serve as Florida's head coach. We thank the Panthers' organization for working with us to ensure that a thorough process was followed. Given the result, there is no need for any further action by the NHL regarding Mr. Quenneville at this time. However, should he wish to re-enter the League in some capacity in the future, I will require a meeting with him in advance in order to determine the appropriate conditions under which such new employment might take place.
Gary Bettman, Commissioner, National Hockey League