Gord Murphy joins Wolf Pack as associate coach

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…

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Kris Knoblauch named head coach of the Hartford Wolf Pack

The Rangers have announced that Kris Knoblauch has been named head coach of the Hartford Wolf Pack. Knoblauch, 40, spent the past two seasons as an assistant with the Flyers and prior to that he served as head coach of the Kootenay Ice (WHL) in 2010-11 and 2011-12 and then head coach of the Erie Otters (OHL) from 2012-13 to 2016-17. In seven seasons as a head coach in the…

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The changes the Rangers are looking to make in Hartford

Since 2013-14, the Hartford Wolf Pack have missed the AHL playoffs in five of the past six seasons. Over the last three seasons the Wolf Pack have had records of: 2016-17 – 24-46-4 (30th in the league) 2017-18 – 34-33-6 (20th in the league) 2018-19 – 29-36-7 (28th in the league) Ken Gernander (career record of 388-304-84) was replaced as coach after the 2016-17 season and his assistant Keith McCambridge…

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The emphasis the Rangers are putting on player development

6/25/19 | The Rangers hired former NHLer Tuomo Ruutu as their European development coach and may hire a defenseman as well to be a development coach, according to Larry Brooks. (NY Post) 6/13/19 | Tanner Glass will reportedly join the Rangers in a player development role after announcing his retirement. 6/7/19 | John Davidson said that the Rangers are putting “a lot” into development and building up a prospects “Ranger…

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Keith McCambridge let go as coach of the Wolf Pack

The Rangers have announced that Keith McCambridge has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Hartford Wolf Pack. The Rangers also declined the option on Hartford assistant coach Joe Mormina. The Wolf Pack were 29-36-7 this season and finish last in the AHL’s Atlantic Division with 69 points. They finished 28th overall in the AHL. McCambridge, 45, spent the past three seasons with Hartford and the last…

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