LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Director of Hockey Operations Mike Santos of the Nashville Predators looks on during day two of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Florida Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that Michael Santos has joined the club as the team’s new Assistant General Manger.
Santos, 45, spent the previous four seasons as the Nashville Predators Director of Hockey Operations. In his new role, he will be responsible for negotiating player contracts, salary arbitration preparation, overseeing the club’s minor league affiliates, managing the club’s payroll and salary cap, as well as serving as the day-to-day contact of the hockey operations department.
Good luck to Mike, another hockey operations guy from Nashville earning a promotion elsewhere. I doubt he'll follow Ray Shero's footsteps in winning a Stanley Cup so quickly, however!