The Nashville Predators fired associate coach Peter Horachek on Monday.
There has been no official word from the team but the member of Barry Trotz’s staff since 2003-04 was informed of the decision. Hockey analyst Darren Pang reported the firing earlier Monday night via Twitter.
Horachek joined the franchise in 2002-03 as head coach of the Milwaukee Admirals. That year he led that team to a 32-27-14-7 record and its first playoff series victory since 1998.
He became an assistant coach for the Predators the following season and was promoted to associate coach in 2011-12, when Brent Peterson moved to a front-office position.
The only other time Nashville made a change to the coaching staff was when Paul Gardner was fired following the 2002-03 season. Horachek was hired as his replacement, and the Predators began a run of seven playoff appearances in eight seasons.
Nashville missed the postseason and finished next-to-last in the Western Conference in the recently completed 2012-13 regular season.
Horachek also coached in the International Hockey League, where he won a championship in 2000-01, and the East Coast Hockey League, where he won a conference title in 2001-02. He also was coach of the Nashville Knights (1990-91).