The Rangers have announced that Gord Murphy joins the Hartford Wolf Pack as associate head coach on Kris Knoblauch’s staff.
Murphy has been an assistant in the NHL since 2002-03, first with Columbus from 2002-03 to 2009-10, then Florida (2010-11 to 2013-14) and then the Flyers (2014-15 to 2018-19).
He was fired by the Flyers in November of last season after spending five seasons in charge of their defense.
Murphy played in 862 career NHL games, scoring 85 goals and 238 assists as a defenseman with Philly, Boston, Florida and Atlanta.
When Murphy was hired by the Flyers, then GM Ron Hextall, who had been a teammate of Murphy’s said “Gord brings a wealth of experience as a player and as a coach at the NHL level. We are excited to have Gord on our staff and look forward to him working with our defensemen and the rest of our coaching staff.”
Murphy, when he was hired by the Flyers, said “I consider myself a good teacher with a good balance of experience.”