Devils affiliate coach and former Panthers interim head coach Andrew Brunette was arrested Wednesday for driving below the affect in Broward County, Florida, based on the county’s arrest log.
Brunette was additionally charged for disobeying a cease signal or yield signal, and he’s being held on a $500 bond, based on the arrest log. He was taken to the Foremost Jail in Broward County. WPLG Local 10 and Andy Slater first reported Brunette’s arrest.
“We’re conscious of the reviews right now relating to Affiliate Coach Andrew Brunette and are at present within the technique of gathering extra info,” a Devils spokesman instructed The Put up.
Brunette, 49, grew to become Florida’s interim coach final season after Joel Quenneville resigned “following a gathering with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman about his involvement within the Chicago Blackhawks’ sexual abuse case,” according to an ESPN article from October 2021. Brunette inherited a 7-0-0 file and guided the Panthers to the Jap Convention semifinals, the place they misplaced to the Lightning.
He wasn’t named the staff’s everlasting head coach following the season, although, as Florida opted to rent Paul Maurice as an alternative.
In July, the Devils employed him as an affiliate coach on head coach Lindy Ruff’s employees. New Jersey common supervisor Tom Fitzgerald known as Brunette a “strolling encyclopedia hockey-wise” and in addition referenced Brunette’s need to work below Ruff — and Ruff’s need to work with Brunette — as causes for the hiring, according to an NHL.com article from July.
Based on WPLG Native 10 and Broward County courtroom data, Brunette had been concerned in two different site visitors infractions whereas on Florida’s employees as its assistant and head coach. He was cited for going 27 mph in a 15 mph college zone on Feb. 4, 2021, in a case the place Brunette pleaded not responsible earlier than a site visitors listening to officer dismissed it three months later. Brunette was additionally cited and fined for touring 58 mph in a 40 mph space.
The Devils at present sit second within the Metropolitan Division with a 32-13-4 file getting into the All-Star sport — this weekend in Dawn, Florida — with eight wins of their final 10 video games.