Reports: Rangers hiring Gerard Gallant as next head coach

The New York Rangers will name Gerard Gallant as their new head coach, multiple outlets reported Monday.

Gallant, 57, reportedly interviewed with the Rangers last month before heading to Latvia to coach Team Canada at the IIHF World Championship. He led Canada to its 21st title, beating Finland 3-2 in the June 6 final.

Rangers hire Gerard Gallant

Gallant owns a career record of 270-216-4-51 in 541 games as coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets (2003-07), Florida Panthers (2014-17) and Vegas Golden Knights (2017-20).

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Nov 2, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Vegas Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant argues a call during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

He was the first coach of the expansion Golden Knights and led them to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season in 2017-18. The Washington Capitals won in five games.

He was fired 49 games into his third season when Vegas was 24-19-6, and he had an overall record of 118-75-20 with the Golden Knights.

Last month, the Rangers fired head coach David Quinn and three assistant coaches as well as team president John Davidson and general manager Jeff Gorton after missing the playoffs for a fourth straight season. Chris Drury was promoted to president and GM.

New York finished in fifth place in the East Division with a 27-23-6 record in 2020-21.

Quinn, 54, compiled a 96-87-25 record during his three seasons as coach of the Rangers.

–Field Level Media