Player News - Rangers

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David Quinn has officially been hired as the new head coach of the New York Rangers.

Quinn is replacing Alain Vigneault, who the Rangers parted ways with after the 2017-18 campaign. Quinn is a former assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche and more recently served as the bench boss for Boston University. He's also a former development coach for USA Hockey. "We are excited to announce that David will become the next Head Coach of the New York Rangers," Rangers GM Jeff Gorton said. "In a coaching career that has spanned over two decades at the collegiate, pro, and international level, David has helped his teams achieve success while simultaneously teaching the game and helping his players develop on and off the ice."
May 23 - 2:09 PM

David Quinn is still on track to be named head coach of New York Rangers, per TSN's Bob McKenzie.

McKenzie said all the paperwork hasn't been finalized yet, but an announcement remains a possibility before the end of this week or next week. The former Boston University bench boss is poised to take over for the Rangers after the team fired Alain Vigneault.
May 22 - 4:37 PM

Chris Kreider scored a pair of goals for Team USA in a 4-1 win over Canada in the bronze-medal game of the 2018 World Championship.

Kreider opened the scoring and scored the second of two empty-net markers to seal the victory. Nick Bonino registered the game winner and Anders Lee had the other empty-netter in the contest.
May 20 - 12:25 PM

According to multiple reports, David Quinn is expected to become the next coach of the New York Rangers.

An official announcement could come as soon as Monday after Rangers GM Jeff Gorton returns from Denmark, where he is scouting at the 2018 World Championship. Quinn has led Boston University to the Hockey East championship and an NCAA runner-up finish in 2014-15. He does have experience in the NHL when he worked as an assistant with the Colorado Avalanche in 2012-13 before he went back to the college ranks.
May 20 - 9:47 AM

Boston University bench boss David Quinn has apparently informed the athletic director at Boston University that he is taking the New York Rangers head-coaching job.

Quinn will reportedly sign a five-year deal worth $12 million. He'll be tasked with turning around a Rangers team that finished 24th in the NHL this season. However, the Rangers are expected to adopt a similar approach as the one the Philadelphia Flyers took with Dave Hakstol, giving Quinn time to implement his system and change the culture of the Rangers dressing room. A press conference could take place shortly after GM Jeff Gorton returns from the IIHF World Championships on Monday.
May 19 - 12:23 PM

David Quinn may be the next head coach of the New York Rangers.

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, nothing seems to be imminent yet, but the two sides are far along in the process. Quinn has already been interviewed by the Rangers and he seems to be their primary target. Since taking over in 2013-14, he has compiled a record of 100-59-20 in 179 games as the head coach of Boston University.
Source: TSN.ca
May 19 - 11:09 AM

David Desharnais will reportedly play in the KHL with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv next season, according to Louis Jean of TVA Sports.

Desharnais, who was eligible for unrestricted free agency, skated in 71 game with the New York Rangers in 2017-18. He produced six goals and 22 assists. Desharnais has accumulated 282 points in 524 career NHL contests.
May 15 - 10:19 AM

Ville Meskanen has signed with the New York Rangers.

Meskanen had 24 goals and 44 points in 48 Finnish league games in 2017-18. That was good for fourth place in the league's scoring race among players under the age of 24.
Source: NHL.com
May 3 - 2:59 PM

Lias Andersson has received a four-game suspension from future World Juniors for throwing his silver medal into the crowd.

Andersson did so after Sweden lost in the finals of the 2018 World Juniors to Team Canada. Andersson's suspension is purely symbolic because he'll be too old to be eligible to play in the 2019 World Juniors anyways.
Source: NY Post
May 3 - 8:57 AM

Michael Lindqvist's newly signed contract with the New York Rangers is a one-year, two-way deal.

Lindqvist can earn $925K at the NHL level or $70K in the AHL. The 23-year-old forward had 20 goals and 34 points in 33 Swedish Hockey League games this season.
Source: NY Post
May 3 - 8:54 AM

Michael Lindqvist has signed with the New York Rangers.

Lindqvist had 20 goals and 34 points in 33 games in the Swedish Hockey League this season. The 23-year-old wasn't drafted by an NHL team. Look for him to start the 2018-19 campaign in the AHL.
Source: NHL.com
May 2 - 1:37 PM

Defenseman Neal Pionk will play for the United States at the upcoming World Championships in Denmark.

The tournament will start later this week and the defenseman impressed the American coaching staff enough during his 28 games with the Rangers where he had a goal and 14 points. The 22-year-old was undrafted but signed with the Rangers after a couple of big seasons with the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Source: Newsday
Apr 30 - 7:00 AM

The New York Rangers will pick ninth overall at the June Draft.

The Rangers had the eighth-worst record so they dropped a spot as Carolina moved from 11th to second. It will be a big draft for New York as they have three first round picks, picking late in the first round with selections being owed to them from Tampa Bay and Boston. They could turn things around quickly with an outstanding draft and could move up by trading an extra pick or two.
Apr 29 - 7:39 AM

The Rangers are looking for their next head coach to be someone who will be able to develop their young players.

The Rangers have made some efforts to rebuild and it will be the next bench boss' job to make the most out of the young talent they have and will acquire through that process. "We’re looking for someone who can develop players and develop a team," executive chairman Jim Dolan said. "We want someone who is going to be able to work with young players — all of our players, really — so that they and we improve from one stage of the season to the next and we’re better at the end of the year than at the beginning." Dolan added that he felt former head coach Alain Vigneault was good for a developed team. It seems though that the Rangers want something different going forward and given the roster they're likely to dress, that makes sense.
Source: NY Post
Apr 19 - 5:04 AM

After announcing that they would begin a rebuild, the New York Rangers told Henrik Lundqvist that they would attempt to trade him if that's what he wanted, but he decided to stay with the franchise.

"We told Hank that if he didn’t want to ride it out through this process, we’d find a good landing place for him," executive chairman Jim Dolan said. "But he said that he wanted to stay and see it through. I’m very happy that’s the way he feels. I think with him at the top of his game, that gives us our best chance of competing for a playoff spot next year." Lundqvist is 36-years-old, so it would be entirely understandable if he didn't want to be around for the Rangers' rebuild. At the same time, this is the only team he's ever known, so we can also understand why he would want to finish out his career in New York. He had a 26-26-7 record, 2.98 GAA, and .915 save percentage in 63 games in 2017-18, which aren't great numbers by his standards, but the Rangers' woes as a team likely contributed to this being a down year for him.
Source: NY Post
Apr 19 - 4:59 AM


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