The New York Rangers continued their spring cleanup by showing head coach David Quinn the exit door on Wednesday.
This was reported daily by the “New York Post” this morning, thanking all of the pilot’s assistants who were fired, except goalkeeper manager Benoit Allier and skills development instructor Mark Scio. The team also includes Jacques Martin, who completed his first and only campaign as an assistant with Bluesshirts.
The Rangers confirmed this shortly after.
The New York team, which was eliminated from the playoffs despite having 60 points in the standings, has already eliminated President John Davidson and General Manager Jeff Gorton; Chris Drury landed questionable positions.
Quinn spent three years behind the club bench. This year, he has 27 wins, which puts the Rangers fifth in the Eastern Division. Following the 2018-2019 campaign, which ended with a record low of .500, his men competed in the 2020 playoffs last summer. However, they were eliminated in the qualifying round against the Carolina Hurricanes.
The team won the amateur draft lottery, so they selected Alexis Lafrenier in the first place.
For a short time
Martin, 68, was hired off-season after working in similar roles for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Franco-Ontarians helped them win two Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017.
Martin played a number of roles in the National Hockey League, beginning his career as head coach with the St. Louis Blues in 1986. He has also held head coaching positions with Ottawa senators, Panthers, Canadians from Florida and Montreal.
As an assistant, the man who won the Jack-Adams Trophy once went through the Chicago Blackhawks, the Quebec Nordics and the Colorado Avalanche Company.
Other helpers with the ax are David Oliver and Greg Brown.