Since former Flyers president Peter Luukko resigned at the end of 2013 to “pursue other entrepreneurial interests,” he spent some time on the board of Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc., and then as the chairman of Philly Sports Holdings LLC. He never did end up fronting that still-alleged Seattle expansion team, but now he’s back in NHL anyway, as an executive chairman of the Florida Panthers.
Luukko will reportedly be announced in the role on Friday, but it was reported that he came on the personal recommendation of his good friend Gary Bettman. According to Frank Seravalli, Luukko declined to speak on his new role which is yet-to-be-titled. Mr. Snider … I mean, Ed … who said Luukko’s resignation “came out of the blue,” has yet to comment.