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Florida Panthers hire replacement for retiring TV analyst Potvin

Randy Moller was promoted to Panthers television analyst on Tuesday.
Randy Moller was promoted to Panthers television analyst on Tuesday. Walter Villa

The Panthers didn’t wait long to replace retiring TV analyst Denis Potvin.

A day after Potvin left broadcasting, a familiar face got his old job on Tuesday: Randy Moller.

The colorful Moller has served a variety of broadcasting roles for the Panthers over 21 seasons, including radio play-by-play (a job that Doug Plagens took over in 2015) and for the past four years, as TV host and analyst between the benches.

Moller also has worked in the Panthers’ front office since 2011 and is the team’s vice president of broadcasting and alumni.

Moller, who will be paired with returning play-by-play man Steve Goldstein, played 13 seasons in the NHL with Florida, Quebec, the New York Rangers and Buffalo, recording 45 goals, 180 assists and 1,692 penalty minutes in 815 games.

In making the announcement, Panthers CEO Matt Caldwell cited Moller’s “Randy’s one-of-a-kind personality and knowledge of the game.”

When Moller worked alone on Panthers radiocasts, he punctuated goal calls with random lines from TV shows or movies - a creative touch that generated attention on Dan Le Batard’s radio program.

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