Gerard Gallant

What the Rangers are getting with Gerard Gallant (Updates)

New Rangers head coach Gerard Gallant has been an NHL head coach with Columbus, Florida, and Vegas and was the 2017-18 Jack Adams Award winner.

In describing his time as a head coach in Florida Gallant told The Athletic “I think when people look at my record they’d say, ‘You know what? He did a pretty good job.” (The Athletic)

He said that one of the biggest changes that came from his time as head coach in Columbus to his time as head coach in Florida was “confidence” and trusting the decisions he was making. (The Athletic)

Gerard Gallant

Gerard Gallant will be the next coach of the Rangers

6/14/21 | 8:57PM: Larry Brooks writes that Gallant was offered and accepted the job without meeting James Dolan. (NY Post)

5:17PM: Pierre LeBrun tweets that it is a four-year deal for Gallant.

5:09PM: Gerard Gallant will be the next coach of the Rangers, according to Larry Brooks.

He has a career record of 270-216-4-51 as head coach in Columbus, Florida and Vegas.

Gallant has coached in 33 playoff games (6 in Florida, 33 with Vegas), has an 18-15 record and took Vegas to the Stanley Cup Final in their first season of existence.

He won the 2017-18 Jack Adams Award with Vegas and was runner up in 2015-16 with Florida.

2021 Rangers Coaching Search

Columbus hires Brad Larsen as head coach

The Blue Jackets have announced that Brad Larsen will replace John Tortorella as head coach.

Larsen was an assistant to Tortorella in Columbus.

The Blue Jackets spoke with Gerard Gallant and Rick Tocchet twice and are believed to have also interviewed former Rangers coach David Quinn.

The Rangers, Sabres, Seattle, and Coyotes are still without coaches.

2021 Rangers Coaching Search

How the second round of the playoffs may impact the Rangers coaching search

6/9/21 | Darren Dreger was asked about Brind’Amour on TSN 1050 and said “there is a reason why the New York Rangers haven’t hired a coach, go down the list, maybe the Columbus Blue Jackets, I don’t think Brind’Amour would be a candidate in Buffalo because he wouldn’t go to Buffalo and with all due respect to the Sabres, maybe he isn’t interested in New York or Columbus, but I think the New York Rangers are waiting.”

“Yes, they have interest in Rick Tocchet, yes they love the fact that Gerard Gallant helped Team Canada to Gold and faced all that adversity, those are top candidates, but if Rod Brind’Amour were to pop loose, you don’t think the New York Rangers would swoop in and say they are interested, what’s it gonna take? The New York Rangers aren’t nickel and diming Rod Brind’Amour or his staff. I got all the time in the world for Rod, I really, truly do because I think the framework of the extension for Brind’Amour in Carolina has essentially been in place for weeks, but he is holding out because he wants his assistant coaches and training staff looked after and he’s not signing the paper and not agreeing to the extension until those guys get what they deserve.”

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What John Davidson has said about the Rangers (Updates)

6/9/21 | JD was on the Bob McCown podcast and said:

  • On the Rangers, “I had an opportunity to go to New York, I had been there so long as a player, a broadcaster, years and years, decades actually. Took a run at it, obviously Mr. Dolan decided to make some changes, his right. I actually enjoyed working for Jim and the Garden and people around the Rangers, it was terrific, and I think the team was on a pretty good trajectory to be where it’s supposed to be as you go through the build, but it didn’t work out….” (He starts talking about returning to Columbus.”
Adam Fox

Adam Fox is a finalist for the Norris Trophy

The NHL has announced that Adam Fox is a finalist for the Norris Trophy which is awarded “to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.”

The award is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

From the NHL:

  • Playing in his second NHL season, Fox ranked among the top defensemen in assists (1st; 42), points (2nd; 47), power-play assists (2nd; 21), takeaways (3rd; 38) and power-play points (3rd; 23) across 55 contests.