Former Komets assistant Gallant named N.Y. Rangers head coach


NEW YORK (AP) – The Associated press has learned that the New York Rangers have reached an agreement to hire Gerard Gallant as their next coach.

Gallant spent the 1998-99 season in Fort Wayne as an assistant coach.

Gallant was a highly sought-after coaching candidate three years after leading Vegas to the Stanley Cup Final in its inaugural season. He is fresh off coaching Canada to the gold medal at the world hockey championship. This will be Gallant’s fourth NHL head coaching job after stints with the Blue Jackets, Panthers and Golden Knights. He was fired by Vegas midway through the 2019-20 season and replaced by Peter DeBoer. Gallant replaces fired Rangers coach David Quinn.

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