Report: Rangers granted permission to interview Gallant for HC vacancy
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The New York Rangers have been granted permission by the Vegas Golden Knights to interview Gerard Gallant for their head coaching vacancy, TSN's Darren Dreger reported on the latest edition of "Insider Trading."

"Clearly he is one of the top candidates in the process that has been started by new general manager Chris Drury," Dreger said.

New York fired head coach David Quinn after three seasons earlier this week as the club continues to clean house. John Davidson and Jeff Gorton were recently relieved as president and general manager, respectively, with ownership saying it was unimpressed with the progress made by the team in the 2020-21 campaign.

Gallant had been with Vegas since their inaugural season in 2017 but was fired last January. The 57-year-old is set to coach Canada at the upcoming world championship in Lativa, and previously served as bench boss for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Florida Panthers before his stint with the Golden Knights.

Under Gallant's tutelage, the Golden Knights complied a 118-75-20 record as well as three playoff series wins.

The Rangers finished fifth in the East Division this season with 60 points.

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