October 28, 2021

The Queens County Citizen

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Rangers | Gerard Gallant unveiled his assistants

Rangers |  Gerard Gallant unveiled his assistants

(New York) New York Rangers have hired Gord Murphy, Mike Kelly and Jim Midgley as assistants to head coach Gerard Gallant.


Murphy, who has played 14 seasons in the NHL, is ranked 17thE Campaigned as an assistant coach in the NHL. He has already rubbed shoulders with Galent‌ in four seasons behind the Columbus Blue Jackets bench between 2002 and 2007.

For her, Kelly is a gallant assistant with the Florida Panthers and the Vegas Golden Knights. This is his ninth season as an assistant coach at the NHL.

Eventually, Midgley will make his first experience coaching in the NHL. He has coached for nine seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, including one season as head coach of the Halifax Mooseheads.

Midgley was a mate amateur scout for the Philadelphia Flyers last winter and is currently the assistant coach for the Canadian team at the World Women’s Hockey Championships.

Galant was named head coach of the Rangers in June. He presented gold to Canada at the World Hockey Championships in Canada this spring.

The Rangers on Tuesday announced the appointment of Steve Smith as assistant coach for the Hartford Wolf Pack in the American Hockey League. The former defenseman played 804 games in the NHL and won the Stanley Cup three times with the Edmonton Oilers.