Rangers Hire Gord Murphy and Mike Kelly

Two of the Rangers three assistant coaching roles have been filled today, with the hiring of Gord Murphy and Mike Kelly.  Both have been assistant coaches under the new Rangers’ head coach, with Murphy working with Gallant through his first head coaching term in Columbus, and Kelly being behind the bench with Gallant in Florida […]

Former Ranger Lacroix To Be Named Assistant

The Rangers have never had three assistant coaches before, unless you count goaltending coach Benoit Allaire, in which case the Rangers have never had four before.  In fact under John Tortorella there was really only one assistant, and that was Mike Sullivan, although Jim Schoenfeld pitched in from time to time. Per Larry Brooks on Twitter, that is […]

Scott Arniel Pegged To Be Assistant Coach

Just a couple of days after Ulf Samuelsson was pegged as the first assistant coach – he was at the prospect camp today, but we’re still awaiting for an official announcement – Alain Vigneault appears to have added a second assistant, former Blue Jackets Head Coach Scott Arniel. Arniel was head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets […]

Ulf Samuelsson Joining Rangers, Brown Next?

Alain Vigneault has reportedly added former Ranger defenseman Ulf Samuelsson to his staff, and appears to be favoring his former aide in Vancouver, Newell Brown for the remaining bench spot.  No word yet on who he might be pegging for the booth, but likely there will be at least one more added to his staff. Samuelsson returns […]

Sullivan Announced As Assistant

It took an extra five months, but John Tortorella finally gets his man. Mike Sullivan will join the Rangers as an Assistant Coach after finishing out his contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Sullivan served as an assistant under Tortorella in Tampa, and stayed with the team through last season. When Tortorella was hired last February, the […]

Rangers Round Out Staff

The Rangers filled out their coaching staff today with the announcement that former Florida Panthers assistant coach Mike Pelino will join New York to fill the third and final assistant position to head coach Tom Renney.  The move re-unites Renney with his former assistant from the Canadian National team, and brings to the Rangers another […]