WASHINGTON, DC — What will Paul Mitchell, the Washington Capitals’ second-year head coach, do when the Capitals take on the Florida Panthers on Sunday at 8 p.m.
The question has not been answered yet, but Mitchell’s coaching future is uncertain.
Mitchell was fired by the Capitals last season after two years as head coach.
He was replaced by assistant coach and assistant general manager Mike Gillis.
While he has not spoken publicly about his future since, he is expected to be available for interviews, according to NHL.com’s Brian Munz.
If Mitchell is on the roster on Sunday, he would replace the team’s first-round draft pick in 2016.
Mitchell had a 5-19 record, with a 3-9-2 record in the playoffs.
The Capitals were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs after Mitchell’s team went down 3-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
He also lost a series to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games.
Mitchel is the second-youngest coach in Washington history at just 19 years, 177 days.
He joins the Capitals in 2018.