Bob Boughner never made the Panthers as a player. He's on the brink of joining them as their next coach.

A person with knowledge of the situation said Saturday that the Panthers have offered Boughner the job, and that some remaining details between the team and the former NHL defenseman should be worked out by Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized.

Boughner spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach in San Jose, working under former Florida coach Peter DeBoer. He has never been a head coach in the NHL.