Report: Rangers hire Gallant as head coach

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The New York Rangers are hiring Gerard Gallant as their head coach, reports Larry Brooks of the New York Post.

Gallant will replace David Quinn, who the Rangers fired in May.

New York also interviewed former Arizona Coyotes bench boss Rick Tocchet, among others, for its vacancy.

Gallant's deal is believed to be for four years, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

The 57-year-old is fresh off winning gold as Canada's coach at the world championship. Gallant last coached in the NHL with the Vegas Golden Knights from 2017-2020. He led them to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season before being fired midway through his third campaign in Vegas.

Gallant has also had three-year stints with the Florida Panthers (2014-2017) and the Columbus Blue Jackets (2003-2007). He has a 270-216-4-51 career record.

The Rangers missed the playoffs in 2021. However, New York is widely regarded to be on the verge of contention. The Blueshirts have a strong core built around superstars Artemi Panarin and Adam Fox, and they also boast one of the league's top prospect pipelines.

Report: Rangers hire Gallant as head coach
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